1. The thing about life in the real world is, all your hopes and dreams and desires and feelings are trapped inside you. Reality doesn’t care — it’s stiffly, primly indifferent to your inner life. But in a fantasy world, all those feelings can come out.

    — Lev Grossman

  2. What can I say about people? They amaze me as much by their good qualities as by their bad qualities. They are all so different, even though they must undergo the same fate. But then if there’s a downpour and most people try to hide, that doesn’t mean that they’re all the same. People even have their own particular ways of sheltering from rain.

    — Vasily Grossman, Life and Fate (via dushenkaa)

  3. strandbooks:

Found in a book.

    strandbooks:

    Found in a book.

  4. (Source: lizzfest)

  5. Faith in disruption is the best illustration, and the worst case, of a larger historical transformation having to do with secularization, and what happens when the invisible hand replaces the hand of God as explanation and justification … It makes a very poor prophet.

    — Jill Lepore

  6. foxmouth:

    The Maldives, 2014 | by Zaria Forman

  7. Give me your premonitions, give me your book, give me your prodigious memory,
    give me the blue gaze from your dark eye, give me the devotion of your sleeping birds.

    — Valerie Mejer, from “from the wave, the way,” trans. Forrest Gander (via proustitute)

  8. advicefromparadise:

vintagegal:
Robert Doisneau- Bebop cellar, Vieux Colombier,  Paris, 1951 (via)

    advicefromparadise:

    vintagegal:

    Robert Doisneau- Bebop cellar, Vieux Colombier,  Paris, 1951 (via)

  9. My paintings are the ashes of my art. Why produce a work when it is so beautiful simply to dream of it?

    — Yves Klein, La Révolution Bleue