"That’s what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending - performing. You get to love your pretence. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act - and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you’re trying to steal their most precious possession."

Jim Morrison

(Source: 13neighbors)

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quietlynonlinear:

When The Old Gods Return.

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"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

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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)

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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

(Source: dishamilitia, via man-of-prose)

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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)

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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)

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