bookmania:

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” (photo by Vintage Lulu)

bookmania:

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” (photo by Vintage Lulu)


La piscine (1969)


thebookpenguin:

“I’m a woman, Mary. I can be as contrary as I choose.”

thebookpenguin:

“I’m a woman, Mary. I can be as contrary as I choose.”

(Source: mancerayder)



Tom: We have been introduced, have we not? 
Jane: What value is there in an introduction when you cannot even remember my name? Indeed, can barely stay awake in my presence. 
Tom: Madam. 
Jane: These scruples must seem very provincial to a gentleman with such elevated airs,but I do not devise these rules. I am merely obliged to obey them. 
Tom: I have been told there is much to see upon a walk but all I’ve detected so far is a general tendency to green above and brown below. 
Jane: Yes, well, others have detected more. It is celebrated.There’s even a book about Selborne Wood.
Tom: Oh. A novel, perhaps? 
Jane:Novels? Being poor, insipid things, read by mere women, even, God forbid, written by mere women? 
Tom: I see, we’re talking of your reading. 
Jane: ..As if the writing of women did not display the greatest powers of mind, knowledge of human nature, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour and the best-chosen language imaginable? 
Tom: Was I deficient in rapture? 
Jane: In consciousness. 
Tom: It was… It was accomplished. 
Jane: It was ironic. 

Tom: We have been introduced, have we not? 

Jane: What value is there in an introduction when you cannot even remember my name? Indeed, can barely stay awake in my presence. 

Tom: Madam. 

Jane: These scruples must seem very provincial to a gentleman with such elevated airs,but I do not devise these rules. I am merely obliged to obey them. 

Tom: I have been told there is much to see upon a walk but all I’ve detected so far is a general tendency to green above and brown below. 

Jane: Yes, well, others have detected more. It is celebrated.There’s even a book about Selborne Wood.

Tom: Oh. A novel, perhaps? 

Jane:Novels? Being poor, insipid things, read by mere women, even, God forbid, written by mere women? 

Tom: I see, we’re talking of your reading. 

Jane: ..As if the writing of women did not display the greatest powers of mind, knowledge of human nature, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour and the best-chosen language imaginable? 

Tom: Was I deficient in rapture? 

Jane: In consciousness. 

Tom: It was… It was accomplished. 

Jane: It was ironic

tagged as #jane the independent,  



"And so being young and dipped in folly I fell in love with melancholy."
tagged as #Edgar Allan Poe,  

behindthebutterfly:

Lovely story…

behindthebutterfly:

Lovely story…

tagged as #book,  #lit,  #a walk to remember,  


"Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours."


Created by Michelle Legro of Lapham’s Quarterly, Maria  Popova of Brain Pickings & Illustrator Wendy MacNaughton as part of  Longshot magazine’s Debt issue, “Circles of Influence” is a chart of  artistic, scientific, and philosophical debts through time.

Created by Michelle Legro of Lapham’s Quarterly, Maria Popova of Brain Pickings & Illustrator Wendy MacNaughton as part of Longshot magazine’s Debt issue, “Circles of Influence” is a chart of artistic, scientific, and philosophical debts through time.


Thank you

Thank you

tagged as #the last one I swear,  

sovenomous:

“He says there is no reason why you should not have a perfectly full and normal life”

“…Just not a very mobile one”