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May 15
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gaksdesigns:

Quote by Ira Glass 

gaksdesigns:

Quote by Ira Glass 

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vintageanchor:

“When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

vintageanchor:

“When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

(Source: vintageanchorbooks)

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May 14
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toounoriginal:

toounoriginal:

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apoetreflects:

“I cannot express it: but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is, or should be, an existence of yours beyond you.
—Emily Brontë
Painting: Patrick Branwell, Emily Brontë, 1835.

apoetreflects:

“I cannot express it: but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is, or should be, an existence of yours beyond you.

—Emily Brontë

Painting: Patrick Branwell, Emily Brontë, 1835.

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teachingliteracy:

threadless:
Check out Call me, Ishmael by Jason St. Peter.

That’s just wrong.

teachingliteracy:

threadless:

Check out Call me, Ishmael by Jason St. Peter.

That’s just wrong.

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And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
— William Shakespeare
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May 13
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Bill gave me one book to read over the break. It’s “The Catcher in the Rye”. It was Bill’s favorite book when he was my age. He said it was the kind of book you made your own.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. (That last line couldn’t be more true.)

(Source: theillustratedphoebe, via thefriendlyrecluse)

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I haven’t the slightest idea how to change people, but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.
— David Sedaris, Naked
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apoetreflects:

“You  have to listen to your own voice. Not your heart, not your instincts,  not any of that self-permissive psycho-babble stuff. No, none of that.  If it was just about instincts and bright ideas it wouldn’t need to be a  voice. It’s about words. You hear them, read them, then you write. But  mostly read. Read the bloody poems.”
—Fleur Adcock, from an interview  by Sally Vincent published in The Guardian, Sat 29 Jul 2000

apoetreflects:

“You have to listen to your own voice. Not your heart, not your instincts, not any of that self-permissive psycho-babble stuff. No, none of that. If it was just about instincts and bright ideas it wouldn’t need to be a voice. It’s about words. You hear them, read them, then you write. But mostly read. Read the bloody poems.”

—Fleur Adcock, from an interview by Sally Vincent published in The Guardian, Sat 29 Jul 2000

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Even in Goethe we come across heavy lines, even in him we can be confronted by lack of clarity or banality of thought. It is not a question of thought, or of colour, or of faithfulness to literary rules; it is something else, living but incomprehensible, something that will always elude any definition of artistic genius…the clearest of images of the great artists and their words are never clear to the end, rather as the limpid sky over our heads, when we gaze into it, turns out to be not pale blue at all, but a darker shade, deeper, fathomless. And so the works of great genius, for all their crystalline clarity, will sometimes make us gaze apprehensively into their depths, and define the clarity as the clarity of the deep…and that is all; what lies at the bottom of those depths eludes us.

Andrey Bely, The Tragedy of Art, ‘Dostoievsky and Tolstoy’.

A quote featured in Andrey Tarkovsky’s diary entry, November 10, 1980.

from Time Within Time: The Diaries, Andrey Tarkovsky.

The passages highlighted by my father (years ago) in particular are intriguing to me.

(via harpy)

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May 12
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Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
— Arthur C. Clarke (via mchl)

(Source: kapi, via rememo)

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