You just landed on the moon, but you left your glasses at home.
"Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and in this hasn’t changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman."
- John Berger (via
quotethat, via thatkindofwoman) Jul 29
"Away she hurried, not beautiful, not supremely brilliant, but filled with something that took the place of both qualities—something best described as a profound vivacity, a continual and sincere response to all that she encountered in her path through life."
- E. M. Forster,
Howards End (via tolkienn) Jul 29
“When Alan [Cumming] said he wanted to play Lady Macbeth, I thought I’d really like to have a go at him [Macbeth]. I realised what a great time the men have, what great lines they get to say.” So, if a director were to offer her Macbeth in a full production? “Bring it on! I’d love to do it,” she says. “It would be such fun. Actors and audiences would have to let go of their expectations and presumptions – and then it becomes just about the words and the story.” + +
toughc0okie, via shakespearean)
"Much of Hamlet is about the precise kind of slippage the mourner experiences: the difference between being and seeming, the uncertainty about how the inner translates into the outer, the sense that one is expected to perform grief palatably. (If you don’t seem sad, people worry; but if you are grief-stricken, people flinch away from your pain.)"
Meghan O’Rourke on how . Hamlet can helps us through grief and despair
moving memoir of losing her mother is a must-read for anyone who has ever lost a loved one or ever will – which is just about all of us capable of love.
williamshakespearethings) Jul 28
Rudy Cremonini - Amygdala (2012)
Every Policy and Assignment
Swimming Pool Party
Study of a Child
"She would not say of any one in the world now that they were this or were that. She felt very young; at the same time unspeakably aged. She sliced like a knife through everything; at the same time was outside, looking on. She had a perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very dangerous to live even one day."
- Virginia Woolf,
Mrs Dalloway (via blackcatsidhe) Jul 28
Sally Mann, Untitled 13 from Deep South, 1998.