the beauty of monotony

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
- Benjamin Britten

Posts tagged books

Mar 13

Reblog if you have mourned the death of a fictional character.

thranduilland:

soulreaper2:

zombieecho:

iloveyoujhutch:

If you do not reblog this, you are in fact lying.

Hey, don’t you fucking scroll down

You

Fucking

Liar. 

Two kinds of people in this world. The people that admit to mourning the death of a fictional character and the dirty fucking liars

I go into mourning for days. I never really come out of mourning. This is why all my clothes are black…


Jan 18

lisasimpsonbookclub:

geekyjessica:

Lisa Simpson has been my hero since 1990

This is, and forever will be, the matter.

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Jan 2

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Jun 12
wordpainting:

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.—P. J. O’Rourke

wordpainting:

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.—P. J. O’Rourke


May 27

May 25

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“I think people are often quite unaware of their inner selves, their other selves, their imaginative selves, the selves that aren’t on show in the world. It’s something you grow out of from childhood onwards, losing possession of yourself, really. I think literature is one of the best ways back into that. You are hypnotized as soon as you get into a book that particularly works for you, whether it’s fiction or a poem. You find that your defenses drop, and as soon as that happens, an imaginative reality can take over because you are no longer censoring your own perceptions, your own awareness of the world.” Jeanette Winterson, Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 150 (via leopoldgursky)

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May 11
teachingliteracy:

paper dress.

teachingliteracy:

paper dress.

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Sep 12
“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.” Gandalf (via fuckyeahlordoftherings)

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