The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms (via quotes-shape-us)

(via journalofanobody)

If the moon smiled, she would resemble you.
You leave the same impression
Of something beautiful, but annihilating.
Sylvia Plath (via introspectivepoet)

(Source: goodreads.com, via journalofanobody)

normaltd:

(…)

My words echo
Thus, in your mind.
But to what purpose
Disturbing the dust on a bowl of rose-leaves
I do not know.
Other echoes
Inhabit the garden. Shall we follow?

(…)

- T.S. Eliot, Burnt Norton

(via journalofanobody)

vagabondedlife:

I want to believe

vagabondedlife:

I want to believe

magictransistor:

Giovanni Battista Ferrari, Hesperides (Aurantium Flore Duplici, Aurantium Semine Caren, Limon Striatus Amalphitanus, etc.), ca. 1646.

(Source: angeladalinger, via hereticnarrative)

malformalady:

The eyes of an albino animal appear red because the color of the red blood cells in the underlying retinal blood vessels is able to show through, and there is no pigment in the iris to obscure it.

malformalady:

The eyes of an albino animal appear red because the color of the red blood cells in the underlying retinal blood vessels is able to show through, and there is no pigment in the iris to obscure it.

(Source: olderoticart, via errthng)

Persephone the Wanderer

apoemaday:

by Louise Glück

In the first version, Persephone
is taken from her mother
and the goddess of the earth
punishes the earth—this is
consistent with what we know of human behavior,

that human beings take profound satisfaction
in doing harm, particularly
unconscious harm:

we may call this
negative creation.

(Source: under-the-gaslight, via rottedlace)