L'aurore des choses
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“Je sais que le plaisir est une belle flamme que transforme en cendres le premier vent qui souffle.”

Pedro Calderon de la Barca (via eclats-de-vers)

“Ne cherchez pas le mode d’emploi de mon âme, il n’y en pas. Elle est en perpétuelle création sous la voûte étoilée de ses rêves.”

Sandra Dulier - Âme, mode d’emploi (via feuille-d-automne)


La sensibilité n’est pas fragilité. C’est l’incapacité de rester superficielle. C’est aller toujours au fond. Dans les choses, dans les personnes, dans les émotions.

Serena Santorelli

“Melancholy people have two reasons for being so: they don’t know or they hope.”

Albert Camus, “The Absurd Man” (via heteroglossia)

The two reasons I would guess would be: they know too much about the nature of humanity and about how falsely and manipulatively the word “love” is used. —Nobody

(via journalofanobody)

“A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke.”

Vincent van Gogh (via easymomentsandobsession)

“In despair there are the most intense enjoyments, especially when one is very acutely conscious of the hopelessness of one’s position.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from the Underground (via fyodors)

“Odeur des mots.
Chaque mot a son odeur : il y a une harmonie et une dissonance des parfums, donc aussi des mots.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (via eclats-de-vers)

“Two turtle doves will show thee
Where my cold ashes lie
And sadly murmuring tell thee
How in tears I did die.”

Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls (via fyodors)

“Know this:
I live beast days. I am a water hour.
At night my eyelids droop like forest and sky.
My love knows few words:
I like it in your blood.”

Gottfried Benn, from Threat (via violentwavesofemotion)

“So everything lets us down, including curiosity and honesty and what we love best. Yes, said the voice, but cheer up, it’s fun in the end.”

Roberto Bolaño, from 2666 (via violentwavesofemotion)

“Thank God for books as an alternative to conversation.”

W.H. Auden (via journalofanobody)

“Responsibility to yourself means that you don’t fall for shallow and easy solutions.”

Adrienne Rich (via violentwavesofemotion)

“The ocean ends, like life and vision, at a horizon that is the fault of the curvature of eye and earth, with no proof of true end at all.”

Dan Beachy-Quick, A Whaler’s Dictionary, p. 182 + (via mythologyofblue)

“If I was bound for hell let it be hell. No more false heavens. No more damned magic. You hate me and I hate you. We’ll see who hates best.”

The Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys  (via thatkindofwoman)

“She also considered very seriously what she would look like in a little cottage in the middle of the forest, dressed in a melancholy gray and holding communion only with the birds and trees; a life of retirement away from the vain world; a life into which no man came.”

A.A. Milne   (via thatkindofwoman)