Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.– Oscar Wilde (via beatboxgoesthump) truer words, &c. (though really, i should add that i don’t think one should be embarrassed to love someone who doesn’t appreciate you—if anything, i think it demonstrates an enviable capacity for wonder, which ought to be celebrated. it’s...
I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of...– Anaïs Nin (via goodbyebird) hah, me too.
The more familiar two people become, the more the language they speak together...– Alain de Botton (via filmingmidgets)
I want to be alone and I want people to notice me — both at the same time.– Thom Yorke (via nirvikalpa)
Molly’s not above needing some kindness every now and again, for all she’s a...– “An Avalanche of Detour Signs” by gyzym
Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.– Grace Hansen (via lovelyasadream) #notetoself
I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you...– F. Scott Fitzgerald (via creatingaquietmind) #notetoself
I think that the romantic impulse is in all of us and that sometimes we live it...– Jane Campion (pas-de-chat)
And I can’t be running back and forth forever between grief and high delight.– ― J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey (via turtalia)
It has been hard for me to accept that for Alec to make photographs, he has to...– Rachel Cartee Soth (via wizbeff) #notetoself
He’s quite as nervously broken down as I am, but it manifests itself in...– F. Scott Fitzgerald on Ernest Hemingway (via pulsifers)
If you live in the United States and don't have... →
cakemeister: Today in Useful Fucking Things That No One Tells You About: the Prescription Assistance Program (PAP) offers a discount drug card to uninsured Americans. The card is accepted at over 56,000 pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, RiteAid, Walgreens, and Safeway, and offers a discount of up to 75%. I was fired a few years ago and was afraid I would have to give up my antidepressants,...
PERSONAL: Bachelor with 40 acres of excellent land would like to make...– March 5, 1957, Indiana Evening Gazette, Pennsylvania
Coffee and cigarettes in a clean cafe, forsythia lit like a damp match against...– Katha Pollitt, “Small Comfort” It’s the second half that gets me where I live. I’ll forever love that line: We’re near the end, / but O before the end… It would, I think, make a great tattoo. (via magpieandwhale) oh. oh my heart.
On July 2nd of 1944, as she travelled by train from Chicago to San Francisco, author and aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh wrote the following beautiful letter to her husband, Charles Lindbergh — an aviation pioneer who, 17 years previously, in 1927, flew from New York to Paris in the Spirit of St. Louis to much acclaim. They remained married until Charles’ death in 1974, by which time they...
Review of The Hours author's latest book wins... →
theguardian: The Hatchet Job prize is given to the “writer of the angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review” of the past year “not to punish bad writing, but to reward good and brave and funny and learned reviewing”. It was launched by the Omnivore website, which gathers press reviews of books, films and plays, and judged by the journalists Sam Leith, Suzi Feay,...
It always does seem to me that I am doing more work than I should do. It is not...– Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome (via agreyeyedgirl)
"Cartoon Physics, Part I" by Nick Flynn
Children under, say, ten, shouldn’t know that the universe is ever-expanding, inexorably pushing into the vacuum, galaxies swallowed by galaxies, whole solar systems collapsing, all of it acted out in silence. At ten we are still learning the rules of cartoon animation, that if a man draws a door on a rock only he can pass through it. Anyone else who tries will crash into the...
That was the year, my twenty-eighth, when I was discovering that not all of the...– Joan Didion (Source: silverwig)
Peter turned his attention to Gus, asking, “you know how we make a Scotch and...– peter van houten, the fault in our stars (john green) as it happens i haven’t much of a palate for scotch, but the impishness of this tickled my fancy nonetheless. :)
"After the Movie" by Marie Howe
My friend Michael and I are walking home arguing about the movie. He says that he believes a person can love someone and still be able to murder that person. I say, No, that’s not love. That’s attachment. Michael says, No, that’s love. You can love someone, then come to a day when you’re forced to think “it’s him or me” think “me” and...