September 2, 2014
"Lolita is not about love, because love is always mutual; Lolita is about obsession, which is never, ever love, and Nabokov himself was so disappointed that people did not understand this and take away the right message… For how could anyone call this feeding frenzy of selfishness, devouring, and destruction “love”?"

—  In her preface to LOLITA, Mary Gaitskill reflects on a review by Vanity Fair’s Gregor von Rezzori in which he calls the novel: “The only convincing love story of the century”   (via exam)

(Source: dollymyfolly, via mes-songes)

September 2, 2014
ontheedgeofdarkness:

Rebecca Cairns
follow me

ontheedgeofdarkness:

Rebecca Cairns

follow me

(via spiritandteeth)

September 2, 2014
"My fear of life is necessary to me, as is my illness. Without anxiety and illness, I am a ship without a rudder. My art is grounded in reflections over being different from others. My sufferings are part of my self and my art. They are indistinguishable from me, and their destruction would destroy my art. I want to keep those sufferings."

— Edvard Munch  (via 100000anneeslumiere)

(Source: larmoyante, via eclektic)

September 2, 2014
blackpaint20:

hakmeetstak:

Julius Von Klever

Erikonig by Julius Von Klever c.1887

blackpaint20:

hakmeetstak:

Julius Von Klever

Erikonig by Julius Von Klever c.1887

(via eclektic)

September 1, 2014
"You had this expression on your face, like you weren’t quite sure you were supposed to be on Earth."

— Iain S. Thomas, from I Wrote This For You  (via violentwavesofemotion)

(Source: larmoyante, via violentwavesofemotion)

September 1, 2014

alterities:

via easymomentsandobsession

September 1, 2014
"There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that? There is only now, and if now is only two days, then two days is your life and everything in it will be in proportion. This is how you live a life in two days. And if you stop complaining and asking for what you never will get, you will have a good life. A good life is not measured by any biblical span."

Ernest Hemingway || For Whom the Bell Tolls (via socratic-thinker)

(Source: whyallcaps.us, via human-child)

September 1, 2014
morethanphotography:

Rainier Dreamscape by pauldriggsweeks

morethanphotography:

Rainier Dreamscape by pauldriggsweeks

September 1, 2014
"And, indeed, I will ask on my own account here, an idle question: which is better - cheap happiness or exalted sufferings? Well, which is better?"

— Fyodor Dostoevsky (via ig-narus)

September 1, 2014
"Ghost and rot are the last two and unending figures of transcendence and immanence."

— Jean-Luc Nancy, ‘Imm/Trans’ (via spiritandteeth)

(via death-suit)

September 1, 2014
fewthistle:

Tobacco Road. Ovens Valley, Victoria, Australia. 1956.
Photographer: Jeff Carter

fewthistle:

Tobacco Road. Ovens Valley, Victoria, Australia. 1956.

Photographer: Jeff Carter

(via razna)

August 31, 2014
"isn’t desire always the same, whether the object is present or absent? Isn’t the object always absent?"

— R.Barthes (via alterities)

August 31, 2014

metaphorformetaphor:

There’s no tomorrow
in yesterday, onward then …

Mahmoud Darwish, from “Counterpoint,” trans. by Fady Joudah, If I Were Another. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011)

August 31, 2014
heteroglossia:

Death certificate, 1923, from New Brunswick, Canada

heteroglossia:

Death certificate, 1923, from New Brunswick, Canada

August 31, 2014
"The asymptotic perspective of flight makes of the empiricist a wandering materialist, a vagabond philosopher of natural substances."

— Alain Badiou, Theory of the Subject  (via spiritandteeth)