"At any rate she is a monster, without being a myth, which is rather unfair."
— Oscar Wilde
The Beautiful and the Damned
"I’ve always wanted to be a cat. Warm and domesticated when you want to be, wild when you don’t."
---Jenny Downham, Before I Die (via quoted-books)


//Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them//

"No matter how you feel… Get up. Dress up. Show up. And never give up."
---(via blissxtide)


She says nothing at all, but simply stares upward into the dark sky and watches, with sad eyes, the slow dance of the infinite stars.

Neil Gaiman (Stardust)

"Fake people don’t surprise me anymore, loyal people do."
---Unknown (via soulsscrawl)
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"I’ve got weights around my ankles
labeled ‘all their expectations’
and I can barely lift my feet but
they still want to take me swimming."
---(via egracely)
"Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing."
---Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via quotes-shape-us)
"Life is a moment. There is no hereafter. So make it burn always with the hardest flame."
---Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian Gray (via adrianamihaela)
"I want to be with those who know secret things
or else alone."
---Rainer Maria Rilke, from I Am Too Alone (via violentwavesofemotion)
"We are all, in the private kingdom of our hearts, desperate for the company of a wise, true friend. Someone who isn’t embarrassed by our emotions, or her own, who recognizes that life is short and all that we have to offer, in the end, is love."
---Steve Almond (via buttondownsandbackpacks)
"I pity the woman who will love you
when I am done. She will show up
to your first date with a dustpan
and broom, ready to pick up all the pieces
I left you in. She will hear my name so often
it will begin to dig holes in her. That
is where doubt will grow. She will look
at your neck, your thin hips, your mouth,
wondering at the way I touched you.
She will make you all the promises I did
and some I never could. She will hear only
the terrible stories. How I drank. How I lied.
She will wonder (as I have) how someone
as wonderful as you could love a monster
like the woman who came before her. Still,
she will compete with my ghost.
She will understand why you do not look
in the back of closets. Why you are afraid
of what’s under the bed. She will know
every corner of you is haunted
by me."

Clementine von Radics

I am on a serious Clementine kick and this one punched me right in the face.

(via jerktopus)

"be softer with you. you are a breathing thing. a memory to someone. a home to a life."
---nayyirah waheed   (via bluemoonsandjunes)