“In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty."
- Phil Ochs
Install Theme
The bonds between ourselves and another person exist only in our minds. Memory as it grows fainter loosens them, and notwithstanding the illusion by which we want to be duped and which, out of love, friendship, politeness, deference, duty, we dupe other people, we exist alone. Man is the creature who cannot escape from himself, who knows other people only in himself, and when he asserts the contrary, he is lying.

— Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time (via beyondstyx)

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If you love a flower, don’t pick it up.
Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love.
So if you love a flower, let it be.
Love is not about possession.
Love is about appreciation.

— Osho

(Source: marytomyjane, via qui-languit-d-amour)

His dark eyes took me in, and I wondered what they would look like if he fell in love…

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Love of the Last Tycoon (via introspectivepoet)

(Source: goodreads.com, via sussexbound)

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John Knowles, A Separate Peace

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John Knowles, A Separate Peace

Calcedonio Reina (1843-1911), Love and Death (Amore e morte), 1881. Oil on canvas.

Calcedonio Reina (1843-1911), Love and Death (Amore e morte), 1881. Oil on canvas.

If nothing saves us from death, at least love should save us from life.

— Pablo Neruda (via beanzy157)

Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly in Ron Howard’s A Beautiful Mind (2001).

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Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman in Alfred Hitchcok’s Spellbound (1945).

Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman in Alfred Hitchcok’s Spellbound (1945).

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Buy me a ring that will turn my finger green so I can imagine our love is a forest.

I want to get lost in you.

— Andrea Gibson (via allegorys)

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Tabu (2012), directed by Miguel Gomes.

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True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra (via introskeptic)

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skinthiscat:

Requiem For A Dream (2000)

Little Red Riding Hood was my first love. I felt that if I could have married Little Red Riding Hood, I should have known perfect bliss.

— Charles Dickens

(Source: ponderful)

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

— Marcus Aurelius

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About Me - Places I Want To Visit [5/?]

Casa di Giulietta in Verona, Italy
Known as the balcony where Juliet stood when Romeo declared his love, the house dates from the 13th century. Owned by the family dell Capello, their coat of arms can still be seen on the wall. History says that the Shakespeare tale is just that, as the balcony was added in the 20th century. Inside the house is a small museum and in the courtyard is a bronze sculpture of Juliet – people rub her right breast for luck. But the ultimate in romantic gesturing is the many love notes stuck on the walls and doors in the entrance to the courtyard.

(via romeoandjulietfan)