The melancholy of the antique world seems to me more profound than that of the...– Gustave Flaubert, Letter to Madame Roger des Genettes (1861)
Our bones end hollow, sky blue; the flute comes untuned.– Erin Belieu, from “All Distance” (via the-final-sentence)
my hobbies include glaring at the green “online” dot on Facebook while thinking “no you talk to me first” for five minutes straight before realising this is not in fact a rational approach b/c the other person involved cannot actually see my glare. I think I need more sleep.
so what do you all think of the new CocoRosie album? I’m only just listening to track 2 - it sounds a lot…smoother to me than other things I’ve heard from them so far. It’s not bad but I don’t know exactly what to think of it yet.
Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as...– Brian Eno (via lukewinter-inspirations)
bastardlybrendan: The Nestlé CEO suggests that water is not a human right and should be privatised. I suggest he keeps his ideas to himself or gets the fuck off our planet. “This is a company that actually goes into struggling rural areas and extracts the groundwater for their bottled water products, completely destroying the water supply of the area without any compensation. In fact,...
Thus as his body set him free more and more in his mind, he took to spending...– Samuel Beckett, Murphy (via panoramicchrestomathy)
at that point where something really simple somehow takes hours of your time and a tremendous amount of energy. All that wasted time. So discouraging especially if you also have to do things you genuinely expect to be a lot of work; I’m starting to think I’ll never be done.
I have endured so long That I have forgotten everything; Fear and suffering...– Arthur Rimbaud - Song from the Highest Tower (via listlesshours)
The missing plays of Sophocles will turn up piece by piece, or be written again...– Tom Stoppard, Arcadia (via theredshoes)