1. To him she seemed so beautiful, so seductive, so different from ordinary people, that he could not understand why no one was as disturbed as he by the clicking of her heels on the paving stones, why no one else’s heart was wild with the breeze stirred by the sighs of her veils, why everyone did not go mad with the movements of her braid, the flight of her hands, the gold of her laughter. He had not missed a single one of her gestures, not one of the indications of her character, but he did not dare approach her for fear of destroying the spell.

    — Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera (via whyallcaps)

  2. robhillsr:

Love…

    robhillsr:

    Love…

  3. justbeingnamaste:

“You need Power,only when you wantto do something harmfulotherwiseLove is enough to get everything done.” 
Charles Chaplin

    justbeingnamaste:

    “You need Power,
    only when you want
    to do something harmful
    otherwise
    Love is enough to get everything done.”

    Charles Chaplin

  4. You wait a lifetime to meet Someone who understands you, accepts you as you are. At the end, you find that Someone all along, has been you.

    — 

    Richard Bach (via lynnerdo)

    I just haven’t been able to make her stay always by my side. Yet.

    (via notsophiesworld)

    (Source: larmoyante)

  5. I would request that my body in death be buried not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth, so that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined upon flora and fauna during my lifetime.

    — Neil deGrasse Tyson  (via whyallcaps)

    (Source: whats-out-there)

  6. fallowstore:

Plastic Bag Sculpture by Khalil Chishtee

    fallowstore:

    Plastic Bag Sculpture by Khalil Chishtee

  7. sixpenceee:

Displayed in the Saint-Étienne church in France is the figure of René de Chalon, Prince of Orange. The prince died at the young age of 25 during the siege of Saint-Dizier in 1544. 
Rather then memorialize him in the standard hero form, his wife requested (or René himself requested, or possibly both) that he be shown as “not a standard figure but a life-size skeleton with strips of dried skin flapping over a hollow carcass, whose right hand clutches at the empty rib cage while the left hand holds high his heart in a grand gesture.” (Source)

    sixpenceee:

    Displayed in the Saint-Étienne church in France is the figure of René de Chalon, Prince of Orange. The prince died at the young age of 25 during the siege of Saint-Dizier in 1544.

    Rather then memorialize him in the standard hero form, his wife requested (or René himself requested, or possibly both) that he be shown as “not a standard figure but a life-size skeleton with strips of dried skin flapping over a hollow carcass, whose right hand clutches at the empty rib cage while the left hand holds high his heart in a grand gesture.” (Source)

  8. A savage desire for strong emotions and sensations burns inside me: a rage against this soft-tinted, shallow, standardized and sterilized life, and a mad craving to smash something up, a department store, say, or a cathedral, or myself.

    — Hermann Hesse (via carpethedamndiem)

  9. Intimacy is not who you let touch you. Intimacy is who you text at 3am about your dreams and fears. Intimacy is giving someone your attention, when ten other people are asking for it. Intimacy is the person always in the back of your mind, no matter how distracted you are.

    — (via 5feetoffury)

    (Source: queerkaitlin)

  10. theparisreview:

“An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn’t know why they chose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why.” —William Faulkner, born on this day in 1897.

    theparisreview:

    “An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn’t know why they chose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why.” —William Faulkner, born on this day in 1897.

  11. A little morphine in all the air. It would be wonderfully refreshing for everyone.

    — D. H. Lawrence (via likeafieldmouse)

  12. (Source: skyabove-earthbelow-firewithin)

  13. For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

    — Benjamin Button (via oxcroft)

  14. There is a wolf in me … fangs pointed for tearing gashes … a red tongue for raw meat … and the hot lapping of blood—I keep this wolf because the wilderness gave it to me and the wilderness will not let it go.

    — Carl Sandburg, Wilderness  (via thatkindofwoman)

    (Source: rabbitinthemoon)

  15. Don’t let people treat you like a cigarette, they only use you when they’re bored and step on you when they’re done. Be like drugs, let them die for you.

    — (via the-queen-of-itasasu)

    (Source: for26verr)