You just landed on the moon, but you left your glasses at home.
"Knowing too much about other people puts you in their power, they have a claim on you, you are forced to understand their reasons for doing things and then you are weakened."
Margaret Atwood, from (via Cat’s Eye violentwavesofemotion)
camilla-macauley) Sep 17
"What Chanel really likes to do is work. Her next preference is for doing nothing. She’s a great dawdler."
1931 Profile of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel by Janet Flanner. (via newyorker)
newyorker) Sep 17
Run away from home-
your beard is still blue with the loneliness of you mighty men, with your jaws, and fists, and guitars and pens, and your sugarlip, but I’ve never been to the firepits with you mighty men
"To feel anything deranges you. To be seen feeling anything strips you naked."
- Anne Carson, from
(via Red Doc synaesthes—ia)
violentwavesofemotion, via dynamofire) Sep 16
"I like her. She makes life interesting. She, herself, is interesting, I suppose. She talks right from the heart. I appreciate her frankness and I like the fact that she doesn’t force the natural flow of a conversation. There’s personality in her words. She thus gets to the core of things and that’s important because with her — I can talk knowing that the talk is real! Oh believe me, it’s amazingly real! And she also gives me the opportunity to listen as fully and completely as possible. And I can’t seem to get her out of my head […]"
Virginia Woolf, from Selected Letters (via thatkindofwoman)
violentwavesofemotion, via thatkindofwoman) Sep 13
puts the heart in my chest on wings
for when I look at you, even a moment, no speaking
is left in me
no : tongue breaks and thin
fire is racing under skin
and in eyes no sight and drumming
If Not, Winter (tr. by Anne Carson)
camilla-macauley) Sep 13