fitter-stoke:

Statuette of a naked woman, may be the Great Goddess of Babylon (or Ishtar). From the necropolis of Hillah, near Babylon.

fitter-stoke:

Statuette of a naked woman, may be the Great Goddess of Babylon (or Ishtar). From the necropolis of Hillah, near Babylon.

(via spoliamag)

"Your eyes make me shy."

Anaïs Nin

(Source: larmoyante, via pariswasawoman)

Joelle Grosso, The Mighty

Joelle Grosso, The Mighty

(Source: joellegrosso)

"…works of literature are not things to be contemplated but powers to be absorbed."

Northrop Frye

Adam Lupton, What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take?

Adam Lupton, What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take?

"But sometimes this order would not satisfy me and I’d reorganize my books by subject: fairy tales on one shelf, adventure stories on another, scientific and travel volumes on a third, poetry on a fourth, biographies on a fifth. And sometimes, just for the sake of change, I would group my books by language, or by colour, or according to my degree of fondness for them."

Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

Adam Lupton, What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take?

Adam Lupton, What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take?

"Why are we incapable of helping ourselves with these things? Why can’t we massage our own body? Stroke our own back with warm hands? I opened my eyes and you looked at me."

Hanne Ørstavik, The Blue Room

Adam Lupton, What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take?

Adam Lupton, What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take?

"Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day."

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Salvador Dali, Woman with a Head of Roses

Salvador Dali, Woman with a Head of Roses

(Source: saloandseverine, via shitontherocks)

"I looked at the withered leaves on the gravel and lawn, at the dark, wet tree trunks and the thin, spindly branches. A few leaves are still hanging on, I thought. We’re holding out, clinging on in there. We are not alone."

Hanne Ørstavik, The Blue Room

Won Kim, Parking Lot

Won Kim, Parking Lot

(Source: tmagazine)

"where [the brush] leads, springs flow; where it halts, the mountains stand."

Sun Qiánlî