Beauty And The Muse
Simply delish darling!
Instagroove
Pinterest
Facebook

tumblr tracker

  1.  
    The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray…

    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

    (via liquidnight)

    Source: liquidnight

  2.  
    I live not in dreams but in contemplation of a reality that is perhaps the future.
    – Rainer Maria Rilke, Selected Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke (via liquidnight)

    Source: liquidnight

  3.  
    It is always sad to leave a place to which one knows one will never return. Such are the mélancolies du voyage: perhaps they are one of the most enriching things about traveling.
    – Gustave Flaubert, from a letter written to Louis Bouilhet, June 2, 1850
    From The Letters of Gustave Flaubert: 1830-1857 (via liquidnight)

    Source: liquidnight

  4.  
    Perhaps all our loves are merely hints and symbols; vagabond-language scrawled on gate-posts and paving-stones along the weary road that others have tramped before us; perhaps you and I are types and this sadness which sometimes falls between us springs from disappointment in our search, each straining through and beyond the other, snatching a glimpse now and then of the shadow which turns the corner always a pace or two ahead of us.
    – Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited (via liquidnight)

    Source: liquidnight

  5.  
    It’s weird to feel like you miss someone you’re not even sure you know.
    – David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest (via liquidnight)

    Source: liquidnight

  6.  
    I wrote the story myself. It’s about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.
    – Mae West (via liquidnight)

    Source: liquidnight

  7.  
    I have an idea that some men are born out of their due place. Accident has cast them amid certain surroundings, but they have always a nostalgia for a home they know not. They are strangers in their birthplace, and the leafy lanes they have known from childhood or the populous streets in which they have played, remain but a place of passage. They may spend their whole lives aliens among their kindred and remain aloof among the only scenes they have ever known. Perhaps it is this sense of strangeness that sends men far and wide in the search for something permanent, to which they may attach themselves. Perhaps some deep-rooted atavism urges the wanderer back to lands which his ancestors left in the dim beginnings of history. Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs. Here is the home he sought, and he will settle amid scenes that he has never seen before, among men he has never known, as though they were familiar to him from his birth. Here at last he finds rest.
    – W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence (via liquidnight)

    (via mudwerks)

    Source: liquidnight

  8.  
    It was easy enough to kill yourself in a fit of despair. It was easy enough to play the martyr. It was harder to do nothing. To endure your life. To wait.
    – Erica Jong, Fear of Flying (via liquidnight)

    (via mudwerks)

    Source: liquidnight

  9.  
    Stare. It’s the way to educate your eyes. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.
    – Walker Evans  (via lookingintotheabyss)

    (via chaos-and-dancingstar)

    Source: liquidnight

  10.  
    As if the blind rage had washed me clean, rid me of hope; for the first time, in that night alive with signs and stars, I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.
    – Albert Camus, The Stranger (via liquidnight)

    (via mudwerks)

    Source: liquidnight