They were smiling at each other as if this was the beginning of the world.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Love of the Last Tycoon (via tat-art)


there is a feel inside all of our heads. it must be destroyed.

And how odd it is
to be haunted by someone
that is still alive.
- I Guess the Old You is a Ghost (#589: June 25, 2014)


An Iraqi boy selling oranges in Baghdad during the Gulf War, circa 1991.

I am all the time thinking about poetry and fiction and you.
- Virginia Woolf, from a letter to Vita Sackville-West (via violentwavesofemotion)
… and love
love is mostly ill-advised but always brave.
- Yrsa Daley-Ward, from “artichokes,” bone (via lifeinpoetry)
She has lovely tragic and despairing expressions that wring my heart.
- Simone de Beauvoir, from a letter to Jean-Paul Sartre (via violentwavesofemotion)

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