Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

tender is the night

"And she wanted for a moment to hold him and devour him, wanted his mouth, his ears, his coat collar, wanted to surround him and engulf him."

-F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night
-Photographer: Unknown (x)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

selected letters

"My brain hums with scraps of poetry and madness."

-Virginia Woolf, Selected Letters
-Photo: Unknown (x)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

great expectations

"We changed again, and yet again, it was now too late and too far to go back, and I went on. And the mists had solemnly risen now and the world lay spread before me."

-Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
-Photo: Earth and Moon in a single frame, September 18, 1977 (x)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


"You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down."

-Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison
-Photo: unkown (x)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

a room of one's own

"Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of the mind."

-A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf
-Photo: Duke of Humphrey's Library, Oxford University, England (x)

Friday, August 9, 2013

greatest power

"In a child's eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe."

-A Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin.
-Photos: Unknown (x)(x)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

great bursts

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

-The Great Gatsby,  F. Scott Fitzgerald
-Photo: Colin Leaman (x)

Friday, August 2, 2013

when the train came

"Listen, I’m not entirely comfortable being human.

They say laughter is the best medicine
so I wrapped my arms up in swing set chains
just to see if I still have funny bones
I do.
They are aching now

like a foot
lost to a trap.
I’ve paid for these legs with my mother.
As soon as my stalk was long enough, I ran.
And though it is good to be here with you tonight
I’m still running."

- "When the Train Came,"  Buddy Wakefield
- Painting: "Seated Woman," Egon Schiele, 1913

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

the five people

"Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it.You're just passing it on to someone else."

-The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom
-Painting: "Mother with Children," Gustav Klimt, 1910 (via)

Monday, March 25, 2013

i am the messenger

"Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are."

-I am the Messenger, Markus Zusak
-Photo: unknown (via)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

the fault in our stars

"Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

-The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
-Photo: Henri Roger Viollet, 1883 (via)

Friday, March 22, 2013

a testament of hope

 "Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only lightness can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."

-A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
-Photo: Ben Whishaw in Bright Star, 2009 (Dir. Jane Campion) (via)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

the happy prince and other stories

"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."

-The Happy Prince and Other Stories, Oscar Wilde
-Photo: unknown (via this side of paradise)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

on the duty of civil disobedience

"I was not designed to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest."
-On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau
-Photo: "Jingle Dress Dancers Lead #J28 March on Parliament Hill," Paul Seesequasis (via)

Friday, February 22, 2013

quote from kahlo

"I paint flowers so they will not die."
-Frida Kahlo
-Photos: "Decaying Flowers," Billy Kidd (via)