The Old World Is Behind You!

"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)

(Source: violentwavesofemotion, via thatkindofwoman)

Sep 13

Empress Alexandra with daughters Olga, Maria and Tatiana
Sep 13

Empress Alexandra with daughters Olga, Maria and Tatiana

(Source: imperial-russia, via historyofromanovs)

"oh it 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 fills ears."

- Sappho, If Not, Winter (tr. by Anne Carson)

(Source: camilla-macauley)

Sep 13
misselegantchic:

 
Sep 12

misselegantchic:

 

(Source: monmondefou, via thenletitbe)


Corsican vendetta knife with floral detail
che la mia ferita sia mortale"may my wound be deadly"
Sep 11

Corsican vendetta knife with floral detail

che la mia ferita sia mortale
"may my wound be deadly"

(Source: anti-romanticismo, via shotgun-season)

periwinkle-forest:

Comte de Dalmas, Motif décoratif pour chapelle Funéraire, 1924
Sep 10

periwinkle-forest:

Comte de Dalmas, Motif décoratif pour chapelle Funéraire, 1924

(via booksvscigarettes)

Sep 9

(Source: klimbims, via historyofromanovs)

Sep 8

theparisreview:

The art of swimming.

krangmarch:

Jenny Saville - Hyphen (detail) - 1998/99
Sep 7

krangmarch:

Jenny Saville - Hyphen (detail) - 1998/99

(via thatkindofwoman)

130186:

Stéphane Rolland Fall 2009
Sep 7

130186:

Stéphane Rolland Fall 2009

(via diamondry)

camilla-macauley:

Pierre Julien, Gladiateur mourant (detail)
Sep 7

camilla-macauley:

Pierre Julien, Gladiateur mourant (detail)

(Source: detail-detail-detail)

Sep 7

(Source: s23july, via thatkindofwoman)

Sep 5

(Source: lacooletchic, via thenletitbe)

"I remember somebody saying about me, ‘Give Anna a banner and she’ll carry it anywhere without even looking at it’, so I suppose there’s a rather unfocused anarchist in me."

- Anna Chancellor: ‘I was in a small world. I was pretty desperate to escape’ (via fyannachancellor)

(via fyannachancellor)

Sep 4
Sep 3

(Source: leslie-knopes)