“Stand and face me, my love,
and scatter the grace that’s in your eyes.”
— Sappho, excerpt of To a Handsome Man (via camilla-macauley)

(via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

(via man-of-prose)

Sharing A Chair - 1955 Photo by Thurston Hopkins

Sharing A Chair - 1955 Photo by Thurston Hopkins

(via man-of-prose)

(via man-of-prose)

“He in his madness prays for storms, and dreams that storms will bring him peace”
Leo Tolstoy  (via sisyphean-revolt)

(via sisyphean-revolt)

“Write to me only once a week, so that your letter arrives on Sunday — for I cannot endure your daily letters, I am incapable of enduring them. For instance, I answer one of your letters, then lie in bed in apparent calm, but my heart beats through my entire body and is conscious only of you. I belong to you; there is really no other way of expressing it, and that is not strong enough. But for this very reason I don’t want to know what you are wearing; it confuses me so much that I cannot deal with life; and that’s why I don’t want to know that you are fond of me. If I did, how could I, fool that I am, go on sitting in my office, or here at home, instead of leaping onto a train with my eyes shut and opening them only when I am with you? Oh, there is a sad, sad reason for not doing so. To make it short: My health is only just good enough for myself alone, not good enough for marriage, let alone fatherhood. Yet when I read your letter, I feel I could overlook even what cannot possibly be overlooked.”
Franz Kafka to Felice Bauer, November 1912 (via man-of-prose)

(via man-of-prose)

“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.”
— David Foster Wallace (via man-of-prose)
Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove