Portrait (by massimo sbreni)
Emily Dickinson, The Letters of Emily Dickinson, Volume 1
The difference between the narrator in Swann’s Way going to bed and finding an entire world of memory and experience dislodged by a madeleine dipped in tea, and us as readers, is not to do with his richness of feeling and perception and our poverty of it. He is not cleverer or more brilliant or more sensitive than we are. It is to do with what happens next, and what Proust as a writer gives us: language coming to grips with variations of thought and feeling, remembering and misremembering, fullness and emptiness of emotion, that we all have but which we cannot find a language for.
- Patrick McGuiness’s lovely Guardian piece, "Who’s Afraid of Marcel Proust"
de dessinent puis disparaissent
se dispersent dans les airs
Listen/purchase: L’Astronome by Françoiz Breut
Literary Birthday: André Gide, born 22 November 1869, died 19 February 1951
- The artist who is after success lets himself be influenced by the public. Generally such an artist contributes nothing new, for the public acclaims only what it already knows, what it recognizes.
- The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.
- The colour of truth is grey.
- To know how to free oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what to do with one’s freedom.
- Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
- Everything’s already been said, but since nobody was listening, we have to start again.
- Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrests his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
- It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
- Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
- Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. It’s their way of falling.
Gide was a French author and winner of the 1947 Nobel Prize in literature.
Source for Image
Tokyo Cafe (by alzenar)
Olivieri - There’s No Other Girl
(via fuckyeaholdies:)Played 453 times.
Karenina by Slava Fokk
oil on canvas
Tête de Bouddha
École française d’Extrême-Orient 1931
style du Bayon (fin 12e-début 13e siècle)
Angkor Thom (terrasse bouddhique n°1) (origine), Cambodge
(C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier
Section Cambodge du musée Guimet
Of portals & parallel worlds (by yigit uygur)