pdvmorris:

“Of the demonstrably wise there are but two: those who commit suicide, and those who keep their reasoning faculties atrophied with drink.” ~ Mark Twain 
It’s Mr.Samuel Langhorne Clemens aka Mark Twain’s birthday today.  I just know being a lifelong devotee of his writings and works that he’d be revelling in the fact that his autobiography is now, as it should be, in the bestseller lists!  Twain was an American author who, as a humorist, narrator, and social observer, is unsurpassed in American literature. Twain grew up in a port town on the Mississippi River and eventually became a river pilot. He first won fame with the comic masterpiece “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” His 1885 novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been called the first modern American novel.

pdvmorris:

“Of the demonstrably wise there are but two: those who commit suicide, and those who keep their reasoning faculties atrophied with drink.” ~ Mark Twain 

It’s Mr.Samuel Langhorne Clemens aka Mark Twain’s birthday today.  I just know being a lifelong devotee of his writings and works that he’d be revelling in the fact that his autobiography is now, as it should be, in the bestseller lists!  Twain was an American author who, as a humorist, narrator, and social observer, is unsurpassed in American literature. Twain grew up in a port town on the Mississippi River and eventually became a river pilot. He first won fame with the comic masterpiece “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” His 1885 novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been called the first modern American novel.


Soar, eat ether, see what has never been seen; depart, be lost, but climb.
Edna St. Vincent Millay (via crashinglybeautiful) (via dreaminginthedeepsouth)
What shall I become when this body is dead and gone?
A tall, thick pine tree on the highest peak of Bongraesan,
Evergreen alone when white snow covers the whole world

 

-Seong Sam-mun

(via verano-muerto)

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lorilynn15:

ARTEMIS 1932

 Artemis:  Thank you, lorilynn1. :)

lorilynn15:

ARTEMIS 1932

 Artemis:  Thank you, lorilynn1. :)

roboecop:

les six & jean cocteau
(francis poulenc, germaine tailleferre, louis durey, dessin de georges auric, jean cocteau, darius milhaud et arthur honegger)

roboecop:

les six & jean cocteau

(francis poulenc, germaine tailleferre, louis durey, dessin de georges auric, jean cocteau, darius milhaud et arthur honegger)

crashinglybeautiful:

 André Kertész, Le Chartier du Quartier Latin, Paris nd [orig. caption: Ady déjeunait souvent ici, le Chartier du Quartier Latin qui a gardé son caractère 1900]
thanks yama-bato for the reminder about this serie (also here).

André Kertész went on to visit places where the poet Endre Ady (1877-1919) had lived. Then in 1934, György Bölöni wrote a book [Az igazi Ady (The true Ady)] and asked Kertész for photographs to illustrate it. The book, published in Paris, is rare (i think it has been reedited in the ’50s in Hungary) - notice bio

From chagalov: photo via rmn

crashinglybeautiful:

 André Kertész, Le Chartier du Quartier Latin, Paris nd
[orig. caption: Ady déjeunait souvent ici, le Chartier du Quartier Latin qui a gardé son caractère 1900]

thanks yama-bato for the reminder about this serie (also here).

André Kertész went on to visit places where the poet Endre Ady (1877-1919) had lived. Then in 1934, György Bölöni wrote a book [Az igazi Ady (The true Ady)] and asked Kertész for photographs to illustrate it. The book, published in Paris, is rare (i think it has been reedited in the ’50s in Hungary) - notice bio

From chagalov: photo via rmn

Books help to form us. If you cut me open, you will find volume after volume, page after page, the contents of every one I have ever read, somehow transmuted and transformed into me. Alice in Wonderland. the Magic Faraway Tree. The Hound of the Baskervilles. The Book of Job. Bleak House. Wuthering Heights. The Complete Poems of W.H. Auden. The Tale of Mr Toad. Howard’s End. What a strange person I must be. But if the books I have read have helped to form me, then probably nobody else who ever lived has read exactly the same books, all the same books and only the same books as me. So just as my genes and the soul within me make me uniquely me, so I am the unique sum of the books I have read. I am my literary DNA.
Susan Hill (via 500daysofkissingmypillow)
elina-astra:

Photographer - Dmitry G. Pavlov

elina-astra:

Photographer - Dmitry G. Pavlov

applecranberry:

Rob Hefferan
Painting.  Not photoshopped.

applecranberry:

Rob Hefferan

Painting.  Not photoshopped.

narkissa:

By Chadwick Tyler

narkissa:

By Chadwick Tyler

iluvskinnybitches: