"With varying vanities, from every part,
They shift the moving toyshop of their heart;
"

Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock, Canto I

slowartday:

Dawn Clements

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"What is a man,
If his chief good and market of his time
Be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more.
Sure, he that made us with such large discourse,
Looking before and after, gave us not
That capability and god-like reason
To fust in us unused.
"

William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Scene IV

2 notes

liquidnight:

Mikko Lagerstedt
From the Edge series, 2011

liquidnight:

Mikko Lagerstedt

From the Edge series, 2011

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"When I consider the short duration of my life, swallowed up in the eternity before and after, and the little space I fill, and even can see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of space of which I am ignorant, and which knows me not, I am astonished at being here rather than there, why now rather than then."

Blaise Pascal

(Source: swarov)

184 notes

ilaurens:

Beautiful Darkness - By: (Nisha Shakya)

ilaurens:

Beautiful Darkness - By: (Nisha Shakya)

(Source: ILAURENS, via aeliens)

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"Pleasure is found first in anticipation, later in memory."

Gustave Flaubert

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111 notes

neptunesbounty:

Cool Cuillins (Marianne’s) by Dylan Toh on Flickr.

neptunesbounty:

Cool Cuillins (Marianne’s) by Dylan Toh on Flickr.

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"Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity."

T. S. Eliot

(Source: likeafieldmouse)

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(via geniusofthehole)

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"In the morning I had a look so lost, a face so dead, that perhaps those whom I met did not see me."

Arthur Rimbaud

(Source: 13neighbors)

190 notes

thesciencellama:

Jupiter Occultation
Maurice Toet - July 15, 2012

thesciencellama:

Jupiter Occultation

Maurice Toet - July 15, 2012

(via floatingmemories)

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"and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do—
determined to save
the only life you could save."

Mary Oliver, excerpt from The Journey

(Source: arpeggia)

771 notes

nearlya:

Jeffrey Smart.  NEAR PONTICINO, 1978

nearlya:

Jeffrey Smart NEAR PONTICINO, 1978

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"Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy."

W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor’s Edge

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