“If I do nothing, if I study nothing, if I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it, keep going, keep going.
Come what may.”
-Vincent Van Gogh

Persephone Books

Persephone Books reprints neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly women) writers.”

Il y a des livres que j’achète pour leur odeur. Leur titre. Leur velouté entre mes mains. Ou les premières phrases du premier chapitre. Puis je les pose dans un coin. Je les oublie. Quand je les retrouve, j’ai toujours une légère peur. Une sorte d’appréhension, la même peut-être que celle ressentie au rendez-vous donné à une fille qu’on a vue une fois : et si j’étais déçu ? Cela arrive. Le moment est mal choisi. Il faut attendre encore. Il m’est arrivé de lire un livre deux, trois ou quatre ans après l’avoir acheté. La rencontre se faisait à nouveau, brutale, comme une étreinte.
Dominique Sampiero, Un livre s’écrit tôt le matin  (via ablogwithaview)

stephenmccranie:

A comic I drew on fighting procrastination.

www.doodlealley.com

Une heure de lecture est le souverain remède contre les dégoûts de la vie.
Montesquieu (via lapetitemandarine)

zenis:

wet dream: being financially secure with a career i enjoy

Never chase anyone. A person who appreciates you will walk with you.

Unknown 

(via shante-atthedisco)

always-jacqueline:

“I love her deeply and have done everything for her. I’ve no feeling of letting her down because I’ve put her foremost in everything.” - John F. Kennedy

always-jacqueline:

I love her deeply and have done everything for her. I’ve no feeling of letting her down because I’ve put her foremost in everything.” - John F. Kennedy

festeringfae:

Kristen is tired of shitty girl power movies

readingontheroof:

rosencrantz-minus-guildenstern:

readingontheroof:

rosencrantz-minus-guildenstern:

readingontheroof:

INFJ: Visions of the future
ESTP: Superhuman strength
INTJ: Immortality
ESFP: Ability to freeze time
INFP: Literary manipulation
ESTJ: Power negation
INTP: Omniscience
ESFJ: Healing powers
ISFJ: Visions of the past
ENTP: Dimensional travel
ISTJ: Photographic memory
ENFP: Reality warping
ISFP: Shape shifting
ENTJ: Mind control
ISTP: Invulnerability
ENFJ: Empathic powers

Okay these things are often very silly, and the Myers Briggs really shouldn’t be used as anything but a very basic idea of what your personality is like and a jumping off point.

But omg, you gave the INTJ ones immortality. Do you know how hilarious that is?

INTJ are the introverts who value logic and objective findings over more personal or empathy-driven arguments, and yet they hold an inherent disregard of authority and will trust their own decisions over what they are told. They have absurdly high levels of expectations for themselves and others, and go about their life with a ruthless pragmatism.

Always aware of how little they know about subjects (because they want to know everything about everything), they are eternally trying to learn more and figure out how the system works, so that they can improve it. And yet for all their perfectionism they prefer to focus on abstracts, far futures and big pictures rather then immediate current realities. They derive a sense of control through predictability, and yet they are dedicating themselves to trying to understand and make sense of the most complex quadrilles known to man, people.

Their approach to making friends involves analyzing people and using their intuition to find people with similar characteristics as them, and they can take their damn time to do so because they won’t settle for anyone less then what they want. They make few friends but those they do they are fiercely loyal to and will put in ridiculous amounts of work to make their relationships work.

They are the ones who will be trying to build a bigger future yet don’t have the abilities to implement these plans in the here and now. And any time they do they will watch these goals and dreams crumble around them because other people are not logical like they should be goddammit. And yet they won’t stop, can’t stop trying to do it all again.

They will often be let down when their close relationships fail them because they can’t match the INTJ’s ridiculous expectations. Their friendships are few and far between even to start with, yet they mean a ridiculous amount to the person and loosing any of them wounds them deep.

One of the best things about an INTJ person’s life is that it ends, it’s the deadline that grounds their ridiculous impossible ideals. And they understand that, they know they only have so much time on earth so they can’t fix everything or learn all there is to know or find their perfect compliment. They have to make the most of what they’ve got with what time they have.

And you gave them immortality?

I didn’t chose immortality because I thought they’d like it. I chose it because i thought it fit their nature. I chose it precisely because of the quality of INTJs to constantly want to improve, to look forward, to progress. It exemplifies Ni. The reason I chose INTJ over INFJ is because an INTJ is more attached to logic than outside emotions, and is more likely to be connected to the world through science, ever improving, ever expanding, science, whereas an INFJ is more likely to get attached to an individual that will die out, even though they’ll find more people.

The thing is INTJ people are constantly looking to improve, but their own failure to meet their own impossible standards drives them absolutely crazy. And their memories of how stupid and wrong they were in the past is one of the most haunting of nightmares to them. Death gives them a set limit to what they can do, and that’s a blessing. The realization that one day they will die is at first horrible, they don’t have enough time do do all that they want to, could do, should do. But then the reality of it sets in, and they realize how much of a blessing it is.

Because no, they don’t have enough time to do everything, they will one day die with goals and ambitions not met, but that includes their own goal of reaching their impossible standards. It’s a sort of reprieve from themselves, from their own expectations of what they should be. Don’t get me wrong improvement, of both the world and of the self, will never be something an INTJ person will stop trying to strive for, but they accept there is only so much they can do.

But immortality removes that reprieve, and now there is no excuse for them not to reach perfection. Except for the fact that perfection can’t be reached no matter how much time you have. And where does that leave them? Stuck with themselves and their own failures for eternity. I really don’t think I could come up with a better hell for them.

Now on a much sillier note, I present a collection of tags and comments from other INTJ people on this post.

Yea I definitely get that an INTJ wouldn’t want to be immortal. I think very few people would anyway. I just think it best represents their type. The constant improvement would make them hate immortality but it’s still fitting. I did notice that “hey no can I get a refund” thing form INTJs. Lol I actually saw like thirty INTJs that mentioned it would help with their plans for world domination as well.

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