…what’s a poet? Something that can’t go to bed without making a song about it.– Dorothy L. Sayers, Busman’s Honeymoon (via litverve)
You proceed to take various angled shots of the avocado being sliced, the...– McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Open Letters: An Open Letter to People Who Take Pictures of Food With Instagram. (via apsies) How can I love this and perpetuate that which it pokes fun of at the same time?
Well, I took (most of) your advice, tumblr, and went with the sparkly gold dress. It’s the safest choice, but the most re-wearable and since I won’t know anyone at the wedding, I’d prefer to blend in than stand out this time. Once my friends start getting married (hey Alexi!), I can mix it up with something slightly more offbeat. I plan to style it with some black Calvin Klein...
Fashion Fix: Part 2
Alright Tumblr, since I obviously can’t make any decisions of my own (#libraproblems) I need your help again with this dress situation. I went to Macy’s yesterday and tried on about a million dresses, texting pictures to my mom after each dress. I narrowed it down to a few favorites, but I’m still having trouble choosing. This gold sparkly one was cute, but I wasn’t...
Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.– Charles Bukowski (via awgilchrest)
My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and...– Anais Nin (via perspectiveandstripes)
Yo, honestly, when people tell me some bullshit about how they’re moderate...– yoisthisracist.com (via thekeyofhappy)(via chasingdunamis)
For beyond the difficulty of communicating oneself, there is the supreme...– Virginia Woolf, “Montaigne” from The Common Reader: First Series (via litverve)
Fashion is one of the very few forms of expression in which women have more...– Fashion is a Feminist Issue: Greta Christina (via tinybows)(via femmesandfamily)(via lakrymosa)
Alright Tumblr, I need your help. I’m going to a wedding next month and I want to find the perfect dress. It’s the first wedding I’ll be attending where I’m not part of the wedding party, as an adult. After years of training myself away from strapless dresses and drop waists, I’ve finally gotten pretty good at knowing what styles flatter my figure. I’ve picked...
What have I done, dear God, to deserve this perpetual feeling that I’m almost...– Theodore Roethke, On Poetry and Craft (via litverve)
I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the...– City Of Thieves, David Benioff (via oast) This is a lie, I promise you.
It’s like we’re all attempting to write honestly about growing through our third...– Alan Hanson: Smirky. I see what you’re saying here, and agree in part. I also think it’s possible to do both: to be sincere and then look at your life with a smirk in the same day, in the same hour even.
Anonymous asked: I'm from Atlanta, Georgia, I want to go to either Columbia or NYU. I feel dumb for saying this, but I'm afraid I won't fit into the New York City "scene"...But I really want to go to either one of those colleges because they both offer really good programs. I just don't want to feel alone if I move there. What should I do???
if life had a participation grade i’d be counting on some kind of extra credit...– well, alright:
People really don’t like to hear success explained away as luck — especially...– Michael Lewis in his Princeton commencement speech. (via cajunboy)
There is no better medicine than finding out that you are wrong.– Terry Pratchett, Nation (via murmurandshout)
The best thing you can possibly do with your life is to tackle the motherfucking...– Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things (via sarakatherine)
Dress for the story that you’d like to have people know about you before you...– Rachel Roy (via cfda)
Having my first apartment all to myself is incredible, but it’s like...– Chelsea Fagan’s Blog
Our wandering is meant to lead back toward ourselves. This is the paradox: we...– Reclaiming Travel - NYTimes.com (via naisae)
I’m going to write. That’s what I see beyond the present moment, in the great...– Marguerite Duras, The Lover (translated by Barbara Bray)
By then I knew that everything good and bad left an emptiness when it stopped....– Ernest Hemingway (via captainstickylove)
An intimacy develops among a circle of people...
wwnorton: “An intimacy develops among a circle of people, you do everything together, you can’t imagine this tight cadre ever breaking apart, and then, quite mundanely, one friend slips away, and then another. It might be because they’re moving across town or to another part of the country. It might be because they’ve started a new relationship, or are getting married or having a kid or changing...
If you ever want to know if someone’s a serial killer, have a friend watch inconspicuously when they hug you. If they open their eyes and fixate on a spot in the distance without smiling, they’re definitely evil.