"We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, ‘O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?’ Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?

      — Robin Williams as John Keating in Dead Poets Society (via booksquoteslove)


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#quote #dead poets society

fashionsfromhistory:

Riding Jacket

c.1750

Europe

MET



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#fashion #beautiful

petitsirena:

sticks and stones may break my bones, but language dictates everything from social norms to legislation and it’s indeed often used to bolster violence and oppression sooOo



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"The only rule that ever made sense to me I learned from a history, not an economics, professor at Wharton. ‘Fear,’ he used to say, ‘fear is the most valuable commodity in the universe.’ That blew me away. ‘Turn on the TV,’ he’d say. ‘What are you seeing? People selling their products? No. People selling the fear of you having to live without their products.’ Fuckin’ A, was he right. Fear of aging, fear of loneliness, fear of poverty, fear of failure. Fear is the most basic emotion we have. Fear is primal. Fear sells.

      — Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (via booksquoteslove)


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kevwil:

"Patterns at Wharariki Beach" by nandezgreat1 (http://bit.ly/1niJrMF)

kevwil:

"Patterns at Wharariki Beach" by nandezgreat1 (http://bit.ly/1niJrMF)



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colettesaintyves:

Quote from my interview in the Issue 39, “Femme” in West East Magazine.

colettesaintyves:

Quote from my interview in the Issue 39, “Femme” in West East Magazine.



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‘Pack Yr Romantic Mind’ by Stereolab is my new jam.

‘Pack Yr Romantic Mind’ by Stereolab is my new jam.



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The Sexy Lie, Caroline Heldman at TEDxYouth@SanDiego

Damn. This is such a good talk. Lets remember that everyone gets objectified though and we need to stop caring only about appearances.


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‘Le Graal’ by Kyo is my new jam.

‘Le Graal’ by Kyo is my new jam.



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cubebreaker:

In his series, The Good Badlands, photographer Guy Tal seeks to show us that though it is often hidden, and may only appear briefly, there is delicate and subtle beauty in abundance for any viewer with patience and desire.



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#photography
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