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fairydrowning · 2 days
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Jean Cocteau to Jean Marais, 1939 / E. E. Cummings / A Warm Day by Louise Gluck / "Looking East" by Sara Linda Poly / "In the Stillness" by Sara Linda Poly / Debasish Mridha / Picture is from the Pinterest / Albert Camus / Bring Me The Sunset In A Cup by Emily Dickinson
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bearwithh · 2 days
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"God, but life is loneliness, despite all the opiates, despite the shrill tinsel gaiety of "parties" with no purpose, despite the false grinning faces we all wear. And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter - they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long. Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship - but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering."
~ Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
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escapismsworld · 3 days
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Pride and Prejudice in Art
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“From the very beginning—from the first moment, I may almost say—of my acquaintance with you, your manners, impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish distain of the feelings of others, were such as to form the groundwork of the disapprobation on which succeeding events have built so immovable a dislike; and I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world on whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry.”
- Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)
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virginiewoolf · 6 months
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Fortesa Latifi, from The Truth About Grief.
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ethereal-muses · 16 days
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I do not know the name of the feeling that I have for you. But it is a special tenderness, something I have never felt until now, not for anyone.
– Gustave Flaubert
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ON PURPOSE, I'M GOING TO LOVE YOU ON PURPOSE
Jenny Slate // Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal Blue // Pleiades, Anne Carson // Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo // @oriley42 and @earth167 (and a half) on Tumblr // Jodi Picoult from The Book Of Two Ways // The Night Vale, Episode 100, The Toast // Adam Melchor, I Choose You // Kierston White, The Chaos of Stars
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mythoughttherapy · 5 months
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“And all at once, Summer collapsed into Fall”
—Oscar Wilde
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chthonic-empyrean · 3 months
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"كل تأخيرة فيها خيرة"
"Behind every delay, there's khayr (goodness)"
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letterstowilde · 5 months
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cosmosofthoughts · 6 months
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words i wish were written for me
Including book quotes, poetry, song lyrics and everything in between, these are some of the words that make my soul wish someone cared about me so much they would write this. 
“Because you are the only person I can talk with about the shade of a cloud, about the song of a thought — and about how, when I went out to work today and looked a tall sunflower in the face, it smiled at me with all of its seeds.”
– Vladimir Nabokov, Letters to Vera
“My mouth hasn't shut up about you since you kissed it. The idea that you may kiss it again is stuck in my brain, which hasn't stopped thinking about you since, well, before any kiss. And now the prospect of those kisses seems to wind me like when you slip on the stairs and one of the steps hits you in the middle of the back. The notion of them continuing for what is traditionally terrifying forever excites me to an unfamiliar degree.” 
– Alex Turner’s Letter to Alexa Chung
“And I'd give up forever to touch you / 'Cause I know that you feel me somehow / You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be / And I don't want to go home right now.” 
– From the song “Iris” by The Goo Goo Dolls
“I’m not a religious person, but I do sometimes think God made you for me.” 
– Sally Rooney, Normal People
“It is late now, I am a bit tired; the sky is irritated by stars. And I love you, I love you, I love you – and perhaps this is how the whole enormous world, shining all over, can be created – out of five vowels and three consonants.”
– Vladimir Nabokov, Letters to Vera
“I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world.”
– Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles
“If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”
– Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
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yoursoethereal · 6 months
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— Hanya Yanagihara, from A Little Life
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sweet-child-of-night · 5 months
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I wish to be in love right now,, to be in love eases all the pain,, all the dread,, just hearing their voice eases all the turmoil inside. I want to be in love right now,, to feel innocence and elegance once again,, to enjoy purity and obsession once again.
nocturne, excerpts from my journal
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orphic-sapphira · 8 months
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"Your worst sin is that you have destroyed and betrayed yourself for nothing."
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment.
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virginiewoolf · 6 months
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Safia Elhillo, from "Summer," Girls That Never Die.
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ethereal-muses · 1 month
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There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.
– Bram Stoker, Dracula
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thelittle-lady · 4 months
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There are three types of fictional men:
“You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. And wish from this day forth never to be parted from you.”
“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”
“What excellent boiled potatoes!”
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