“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
Where did you buy those beautiful brown oxfords?
asked by Anonymous

At Russell and Bromley :)

Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind (via wordsnquotes)

“Because sending a letter is the next best thing to showing up personally at someone’s door. Ink from your pen touches the stationary, your fingers touch the paper, your saliva seals the envelope, your scent graces the paper. Something tangible from your world travels through machines and hands, and deposits itself in another’s mailbox; their world. Your letter is then carried inside as an invited guest. The paper that was sitting on your desk, now sits on another’s. The recipient handles the paper that you handled. Letters create a connection that modern and impersonal forms of communication will never replace.”

“Because sending a letter is the next best thing to showing up personally at someone’s door. Ink from your pen touches the stationary, your fingers touch the paper, your saliva seals the envelope, your scent graces the paper. Something tangible from your world travels through machines and hands, and deposits itself in another’s mailbox; their world. Your letter is then carried inside as an invited guest. The paper that was sitting on your desk, now sits on another’s. The recipient handles the paper that you handled. Letters create a connection that modern and impersonal forms of communication will never replace.”

Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.
Lao Tzu (via wordsnquotes)
onceagarden:

Detail from The Empress Eugénie by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1854 

onceagarden:

Detail from The Empress Eugénie by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1854 

charlesmmacaulay:

make me choose:

lesrevolutionnaires said: henry winter or francis abernathy

His aspiration is to be this Platonic creature of pure rationality and that’s why he’s attracted to the Classics, and particularly to the Greeks — all those high, cold ideas of beauty and perfection.

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