Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
- Bertrand Russell (via stxxz)

(via pearlyorientseas)


that-woman-with-a-gun:

Stephen Seymour Thomas (1868-1956). The Violin Student. 1891

that-woman-with-a-gun:

Stephen Seymour Thomas (1868-1956). The Violin Student. 1891

(via mirroir)

communicants:


Sommarlek (Summer Interlude) (1951)
Dir: Ingmar Bergman

communicants:

Sommarlek (Summer Interlude) (1951)

Dir: Ingmar Bergman

Melancholy thoughts haunted me still. Painful as it was to me, yet I remember I tried as it were to make my thoughts still gloomier and more melancholy. You know people who are vain and not very clever have moments when the consciousness that they are miserable affords them positive satisfaction, and they even coquet with their misery for their own entertainment.
- Anton Chekhov, from A Wayfarer’s Story (via violentwavesofemotion)

(Source: fuckyeahantonchekhov, via lit-ost)


flashofgod:

Don Hong-Oai, Spring on the River Li, Guilin, China, 1984.

flashofgod:

Don Hong-Oai, Spring on the River Li, Guilin, China, 1984.

(via batvalentinworld)

truefoes:

Ingmar Bergman — ca. 1936.

truefoes:

Ingmar Bergman — ca. 1936.

(via quabbagewobbler)


stratocatter:

"Have you ever had a dream at night and then woken up feeling so soft inside that you just wanted to cry?"

Sommarlek (Summer Interlude), 1951


(Source: endofalldoubt)


ozu-teapot:

Sommarlek (Summer Interlude) - Ingmar Bergman - 1951

Maj-Britt Nilsson

I am aware of myself. And, of course, the only things that are aware of themselves and conscious of their individuality are irritated eyes, cut fingers, sore teeth. A healthy eye, finger, tooth might as well not even be there. Isn’t it clear that individual consciousness is just sickness?
- Yevgeny Zamyatin, We (via pastizche)

(via fuckyeahexistentialism)


endearingyouare:

“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”
- Carl Sagan (Cosmos)

endearingyouare:

“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”

- Carl Sagan (Cosmos)

(via spookyabuki)

  • Person: why do you wear black?
  • Me: to mourn the death of my enthusiasm

gothiccharmschool:

sticksstonesandherringbones:

Me, in the summer

True. Very true. 
(I went outside today. It was … bright. Even with giant sunglasses and a parasol.)

gothiccharmschool:

sticksstonesandherringbones:

Me, in the summer

True. Very true. 

(I went outside today. It was … bright. Even with giant sunglasses and a parasol.)

(via mirroir)

(Source: acutedisorder, via mirroir)