Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember...– Coco Chanel (via nelafromafrica)
A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.– Coco Chanel (via afiliar)
lesinisterkidd: I dreamt of the world in fragments shattered in my cranium upon Impact— These thoughts of what Happiness could Become and How it could sit, Fester like a tempered Addict without a fix To soothe their body; All the while I’m doing nothing To find a Cure.
The Poet in Black: The Scarecrow →
sladkisonworks: The scenery is always the same A graveyard of sorts With endless rows, like apparitions Just pillars that quake in the wind Trembling under my scarecrow gaze Because I will always remain. I am the only monolith here A haunting figure This is my world, my time-lost kingdom Enter only with…
theawkwardvelociraptor: I miss him like the stars when clouds cover the sky, or like a small mourning bird once away it does fly. I miss him like the whispering wind, but you’ll never see me cry because life can be a fickle thing and we all live to die.
blacksnark: Fried Chicken and Gummy Bears →
blacksnark: A kind-eyed boy and I once spent our lonely on each other. We shared a month of respite in darkened movies, his arm draped lazily across the back of my seat, late night taxicabs to chase dawn in each others’ beds where we lay, clothed, trading wounds heartaches, holding each other the…
If one is to believe in peaceful coexistence, the first messengers of that peace...– Jella Lepman (via bookshelvesofdoom)
There’s no such thing as autobiography, there’s only art and lies.– Jeanette Winterson (via devilduck)
Without literature, life is hell.– Charles Bukowski (via beyondstyx)
Reading is at the center of our lives. The library is our brain. Without the...– Ray Bradbury (via ohthestuffoflegends)
Saudade: "Looking for your Own Face" by Farid... →
indigenousdialogues: “Your face is neither infinite nor ephemeral. You can never see your own face, only a reflection, not the face itself. So you sigh in front of mirrors and cloud the surface. It’s better to keep your breath cold. Hold it, like a diver does in the ocean. One slight movement, the mirror-image…
The novelist works neither to correct nor to condone, not at all to comfort, but...– Eudora Welty (via awritersruminations)
We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension,...– Anais Nin (via artpropelled)
I grow old… I grow old… I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled. ...– ‘The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock’ - T. S. Eliot. (via thethoughtofhighwindows)
Drown myself in words. Lost in world of fiction, I shall never leave.– cathrinemaeee (via prettybooks)
Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a...– Nicole Krauss, The History of Love (via larmoyante)
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live– Henry David Thoreau (via halatus)
It seemed like you could know me. Like you could understand anything I told you....– Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why (via sadillite)
I opened my mouth, almost said something. Almost. The rest of my life might have...– Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (via larmoyante)
A story was a form of telepathy. By means of inking symbols onto a page, she was...– Ian McEwan Atonement (via circumstanceanddisposition)
Memories do not always soften with time; some grow edges like knives.– Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna (via slanting)
We seemed to share certain ideas about what happens in childhood, when you have...– The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner (via kelsfjord)
Is Giving the Secret to Getting Ahead? -... →
shaneguiter: Organizational psychology has long concerned itself with how to design work so that people will enjoy it and want to keep doing it. Traditionally the thinking has been that employers should appeal to workers’ more obvious forms of self-interest: financial incentives, yes, but also work that is inherently interesting or offers the possibility for career advancement. Grant’s research,...
The Martian Chroniclers →
The search for life on Mars is now in its sixth decade. Forty spacecraft have been sent there, and not one has found a single fossil or living thing. The closer we look, the more hostile the planet seems: parched and frozen in every season, its atmosphere inert and murderously thin, its surface scoured by solar winds. By the time Earth took its first breath three billion years ago, geologists...
Apex Predator →
The shark’s role in our oceans is almost entirely a mystery. Because scientists typically track sharks for only a few months and because sharks live for decades, the gaps in our knowledge are immense. We don’t know—with much detail—their migration patterns or where they mate and give birth. More important, we don’t understand their contribution to the health of the oceans, though it’s almost...
Al Gore on His Golden Years and Why He Thinks... →
waitingonoblivion: “And, of course, he’s also gotten very, very rich, another CEO credential. Besides his Current TV payout, he is chairman of his own investment firm and a partner at a venture-capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Al Gore played a supporting role in inventing the Internet as we know it—but the Internet has played a much larger role in reinventing him. He is a...
vogue-le-mode: stop caring about what other people think, do what you want, do what you love because at the end of the day they all die
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.– Coco Chanel
Some poeple think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the...– Coco Chanel
We have nothing to fear but fear itself.– Franklin Roosevelt