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I have an aversion to birds. Here are some things I do like.

21st
Dec
Fri
  • A Song on the End of the World

    On the day the world ends
    A bee circles a clover,
    A fisherman mends a glimmering net.
    Happy porpoises jump in the sea,
    By the rainspout young sparrows are playing
    And the snake is gold-skinned as it should always be.

    On the day the world ends
    Women walk through the fields under their umbrellas,
    A drunkard grows sleepy at the edge of a lawn,
    Vegetable peddlers shout in the street
    And a yellow-sailed boat comes nearer the island,
    The voice of a violin lasts in the air
    And leads into a starry night.

    And those who expected lightning and thunder
    Are disappointed.
    And those who expected signs and archangels’ trumps
    Do not believe it is happening now.
    As long as the sun and the moon are above,
    As long as the bumblebee visits a rose,
    As long as rosy infants are born
    No one believes it is happening now.

    Only a white-haired old man, who would be a prophet
    Yet is not a prophet, for he’s much too busy,
    Repeats while he binds his tomatoes:
    There will be no other end of the world,
    There will be no other end of the world.

    Czeslaw Milosz

  • 23rd
    Oct
    Tue
  • fuckyeahmovieposters:

The Usual Suspects by Tim Rigg

    fuckyeahmovieposters:

    The Usual Suspects by Tim Rigg

  • 22nd
    Oct
    Mon
  • nevver:

 Tomorrow is our permanent address
    Tags: ee cummings quote 
    Notes: 929
    Reblogged from nevver
  • 20th
    Oct
    Sat
  • nevver:

“Nothing happens until something moves.” — Albert Einstein

    nevver:

    “Nothing happens until something moves.” — Albert Einstein

    Tags: Albert Einstein quote portrait photography vintage 
    Notes: 2021
    Reblogged from nevver
  • 20th
    Oct
    Sat
  • “ It’s a complex thing: it’s something you do in secret but reveal in public… and also hide behind. ”

    Tags: Gerhard Richter painting quote art 
    Notes: 119
    Reblogged from kateoplis
  • 19th
    Oct
    Fri
  • “ Oh my God, Jerry, when you check your email, you go to Alta Vista and type ‘please go to yahoo.com?’ God, Jerry, you don’t deserve the internet! ”

    - Tom Haverford from Parks and Recreation “Sex Education” (via theclearlydope)
    Tags: Tom Haverford parks and rec quote Jerry 
    Notes: 302
    Reblogged from theclearlydope
  • 19th
    Oct
    Fri
  • (Source: coffeepeople)

    Tags: Kahlil Gibran poetry quote 
    Notes: 23813
    Reblogged from nataliemeansnice
  • 21st
    Jun
    Thu
  • jaymug:

Fail better - Samuel Beckett.

    jaymug:

    Fail better - Samuel Beckett.

    Tags: Samuel Beckett fail better quote inspiration 
    Notes: 163
    Reblogged from jaymug
  • 12th
    Feb
    Sun
  • heyoscarwilde:

…and, which is more, you’ll be a Man, my son!
typography by Will Bryant :: via buyolympia.com

I completely agree.

    heyoscarwilde:

    …and, which is more, you’ll be a Man, my son!

    typography by Will Bryant :: via buyolympia.com

    I completely agree.

    Tags: typography design quote Will Bryant 
    Notes: 1468
    Reblogged from heyoscarwilde
  • 3rd
    Feb
    Fri
  • I have no trade, make nothing but pretty things which fail against the seriousness of rice.
so beautifully written.

    I have no trade, make nothing but pretty things which fail against the seriousness of rice.

    so beautifully written.

    Tags: quote inspiration life William Vollmann 
    Notes: 38
    Reblogged from the-rx
  • 19th
    Jan
    Thu
  • Tags: quote Plato typography kindness 
    Notes: 856
    Reblogged from retrogasm
  • 19th
    Jan
    Thu
  • quote-book:

— Extract from Grief, by Stephen Dobyns (via helplesslyamazed)

    quote-book:

    — Extract from Grief, by Stephen Dobyns (via helplesslyamazed)

  • 12th
    Jan
    Thu
  • “ Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape. ”

    - Charles Dickens (via the-thoughts-of-a-dying-atheist)

    (Source: thresca)

  • 12th
    Jan
    Thu
  • nevver:

“American Society has no cohesion, its not a society anymore. Its a chaos. Nobody knows their neighbors, nobody cares about their neighbors, nobody cares about altruism. Its a republic of self-absorbed narcissistic consumers who live in bubble of their own wishes and wants.”  –   Gary Indiana

    nevver:

    “American Society has no cohesion, its not a society anymore. Its a chaos. Nobody knows their neighbors, nobody cares about their neighbors, nobody cares about altruism. Its a republic of self-absorbed narcissistic consumers who live in bubble of their own wishes and wants.” – Gary Indiana

    Tags: typography photo quote 
    Notes: 814
    Reblogged from nevver
  • 11th
    Jan
    Wed
  • You’re damned straight it is.

    You’re damned straight it is.

    (Source: zarathustra-says)

    Tags: Betty White gif quote vodka role model 
    Notes: 28313
    Reblogged from iwuzlykedamn
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