“In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty."
- Phil Ochs
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Jeremy Irons and Dominique Swain in Lolita (1997)

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portlybibliophile:

Current Sexual Orientation: Jeremy Irons narrating Lolita.

lulabellelolita:

humbert’s ‘love’ for lolita

lulabellelolita:

humbert’s ‘love’ for lolita

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All at once we were madly, clumsily, shamelessly, agonizingly in love with each other.

— Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

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grimzie:

She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning standing 4 feet 10 in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.

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Lolita (1997)

Lolita (1997)

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I. Those of us born by water are never afraid enough of drowning. Bruises used to trophy my knees from my death-defying tree climb jumps. Growing up, my backyard was a forest of blackberry bushes. I learned early nothing sweet will come to you unthorned.

II. At twelve your body becomes a currency. So Jenny and I sat down and cut up all our clothes into nothing. That year I failed math class but knew the exact number of calories in a carrot stick. I learned early being desired goes hand in hand with hunger.

III. The last time I tried to scream I felt my father climbing up through my throat and into my mouth.

IV. There is a certain kind of girl who reads Lolita at fourteen and finds religion. I painted my eyes black and sucked barroom cherries to red my tongue. There was a boy who promised Judas really did love Jesus. I learned early every kiss and betrayal are up for interpretation.

V. I think he must have conferenced with my nightmares on exactly how to hurt me.

VI. He never broke my heart. He only turned it into a compass that always points me back to him.

Clementine von Radics, ”In Defense of Loving Him (after Megan Falley)”  (via thepoetandthesiren)

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Lolita (1997)

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Lolita (1997)

Lolita (1997)

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