These Are My Favorite Distractions

     No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.  
     -   Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini


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having a crush is painful and horrible but not having a crush is just so boring

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You have to learn the rules of the game and then you have to play better than any one else. -Albert Einstein

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Charlotte and her Boyfriend (1960)

Charlotte and her Boyfriend (1960)

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I will love you forever; whatever happens. Until I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I’ll drift about forever, all my atoms, until I find you again.

—Phillip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass (via psych-facts)

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Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen.

—Anne Lamott (via jerfreyy)

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The devil doesn’t come dressed in black cape, red skin and pointy horns. He comes as everything you’ve ever wished for.

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Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.

—Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life (via thatkindofwoman)

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To be able to talk to your heart’s content about a book you like with someone who feels the same way about it is one of the greatest joys that life can offer.

Haruki Murakami (via writingquotes)

To my lovelies teddyrexpin and cohesivefission!

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