January 31st, 2013
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May 8th, 2012
You think because you understand ‘one’ you must also understand ‘two’, because one and one make two. But you must also understand ‘and’.
Rumi (via eupraxsophy)
Dear God,” she prayed, “let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. Let me be gay; let me be sad. Let me be cold; let me be warm. Let me be hungry…have too much to eat. Let me be ragged or well dressed. Let me be sincere - be deceitful. Let me be truth; let me be a liar. Let me be honorable and let me sin. Only let me be something every blessed minute. And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost.
Betty Smith | A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (via centurione)
THESE ARE JUST BRILLIANT
- Thou art unfit for any place but hell.
- Thou saucy full-gorged hedge-pig!
- Thou bootless full-gorged coxcomb!
- Thou paunchy swag-bellied pigeon-egg!
- Thou spongy swag-bellied harpy
- Thou puking reeling-ripe varlot!
- Your virginity, your old virginity is like one of our French wither’d pears: it looks ill, it eats drily.
- [Thou] leathern-jerkin, crystal-button, knot-pated, agatering, puke-stocking, caddis-garter, smooth-tongue, Spanish pouch!
Thou gleeking sheep-biting wagtail!
When a child first catches adults out — when it first walked into his grave little head that adults do not always have divine intelligence, that their judgements are not always wise, their thinking true, their sentences just — his world falls into panic desolation. The gods are fallen and all safety gone. And there is one sure thing about the fall of gods: they do not fall a little; they crash and shatter or sink deeply into green muck. It is a tedious job to build them up again; they never quite shine. And the child’s world is never quite the whole again. It is an aching kind of growing.
John Steinbeck, East of Eden (via centurione)
May 1st, 2012
We photograph things in order to drive them out of our minds. My stories are a way of shutting my eyes
Barthes (via slycivilian)
April 30th, 2012
February 28th, 2012