Monday, May 28, 2012

a small but noteworthy note

I have seen so many young men 
over the years who think they'rerunning 
at other young men. 
They are not. 
They're running at me.

-Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
-Image: 1914-1945

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

beginning over again

"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had the familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer."

-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
-gif via dishonestyouth.

Monday, May 21, 2012

unbearable lightness

"When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object."

-Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
-Photos: insertsomethingpoignant.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

twilight of the idols

"Without music, life would be a mistake."

-Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols.
-Photo via insertsomethingpoignant.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

conversation among the ruins

Fractured pillars frame prospects of rock;
While you stand heroic in coat and tie, I sit
Composed in Grecian tunic and psyche-knot.
Rooted to your black look, the play turned tragic:
With such blight wrought on our bankrupt estate.
What ceremony of words can patch the havoc?
-Sylvia Plath, "A Conversation Among the Ruins," 1956.
-Photo: Harper Smith for Fashion Gone Rogue.