Vladimir Nabokov
Although we read with our minds, the seat of artistic delight is between the shoulder blades. That little shiver behind is quite certainly the highest form of emotion that humanity has attained when evolving pure art and purt science. Let us worship the spine and its tingle.
Vladimir Nabokov (via thechocolatebrigade)

(via vlah-dee-mer)

We resist the great temptations, but eventually it is the little ones that pull us down. I remember your saying that such a life could never satisfy me and I was ashamed to admit that it could.
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (via thechocolatebrigade)

(via cryingtotheocean)


how dare this younger generation enjoy casual hookups and temporary dating…back in my day we got married to our first crushes when we were 18 and ended up unhappy by the time we were 40

(via suicide-wish)


© Pedro Vilaverde
And sometimes in life, I imagine, good things do happen. Most of the time, it’s the opposite, obviously. But I don’t think you should rule out the possibility that just occasionally chance might deal you a good card.
Sebastian Faulks, Engleby (via misswallflower)

take heart/screw heart


ALAIA – private images from 1984-1985

I consistently use the words ‘salt’ and ‘dust’ and I’m starting to think I’m all cobwebs and rust.

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