Links
index
message
RSS
credit


About
The night brings the best surprises.

aestheticgoddess:

Bernard Frize 2014

11:14 pm  4,075 notes

“Death is always on the way, but the fact that you don’t know when it will arrive seems to take away from the finiteness of life. It’s that terrible precision that we hate so much. But because we don’t know, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens a certain number of times, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that’s so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more. Perhaps not even. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless.”

— Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky (via larmoyante)

10:37 pm  2,014 notes

10:36 pm  531 notes

nevver:

Gabriel García Márquez, RIP

10:44 am  2,653 notes

“What makes cinema so attractive, so fascinating is that it’s not just a one plus one process. It’s a chemistry between sounds, words, ideas & image.”

— Wong Kar-Wai (via maggiecheungs)

(Source: bisoushells, via juricon)

1:37 am  2,363 notes


UntitledFeature#10
Photography by Petra Herbertwebsite

1:37 am  6,884 notes

“We praise people for being “naturally” smart, too, “naturally” athletic, and etc. But studies continue to show, as they have for some time now, that it is generally healthier to praise schoolchildren for being hardworking, than for being naturally gifted. We know now that to emphasize a child’s inherent ability places pressure on that child to continue to be accidentally talented, which is something that is hard for anyone to control. When the children who are applauded for their natural skills fail, they are shown to take the failure very personally. After all, the process of their success has always seemed mysterious and basic and inseparable from the rest of their identity, so it must be they who are failing as whole people. When students are instead complimented and rewarded for their effort and improvement, they tend to not be so hard on themselves. When they fail, they reason, “Well, I’ll work harder next time.” They learn that they are capable of success, rather than constantly automatically deserving of it, and they learn simultaneously that they are bigger and more complex than their individual successes or failures.”

— Kate of Eat the Damn Cake, The Stupidity of “Natural” Beauty  (via commovente)

(Source: eatthedamncake.com, via inmotels)

1:36 am  40,772 notes

nevver:

Born on this day, Henry James

1:36 am  2,491 notes

“'Why is it,' he said, one time, at the subway entrance, ‘I feel I’ve known you so many years?’
‘Because I like you,’ she said, ‘and I don’t want anything from you.’”

— Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (via larmoyante)

1:02 am  3,225 notes

sonjabarbaric:

Adela Andea, installation of “Primordial Garden” 

12:07 pm  2,124 notes

“Life is like a movie, if you’ve sat through more than half of it and it’s sucked every second so far, it probably isn’t going to get great right at the end and make it all worthwhile. No one should blame you for walking out early.”

Doug Stanhope (via nevver)

(via nevver)

9:00 am  1,386 notes

nevver:

You imagine what you desire

9:00 am  1,585 notes

“Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge. Whether it is obscuring state language or the faux-language of mindless media; whether it is the proud but calcified language of the academy or the commodity driven language of science; whether it is the malign language of law-without-ethics, or language designed for the estrangement of minorities, hiding its racist plunder in its literary cheek - it must be rejected, altered and exposed. It is the language that drinks blood, laps vulnerabilities, tucks its fascist boots under crinolines of respectability and patriotism as it moves relentlessly toward the bottom line and the bottomed-out mind. Sexist language, racist language, theistic language - all are typical of the policing languages of mastery, and cannot, do not permit new knowledge or encourage the mutual exchange of ideas.”

— Toni Morrison  (via naturalqueer)

(Source: et--cetera, via naturalqueer)

9:00 am  1,356 notes

punirs:

Xavier de Jauréguiberry on Flickr

8:58 am  4,146 notes

“What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction.”

— Chuck Palahniuk, Choke (via larmoyante)

12:53 am  13,755 notes

s.t.