"Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."
- John Keats 

(Source: observando)

deadbeatsblog:

The Shell (A Skin Too Few), a poem for Nick Drake written by his mother Gabrielle to attempt to better understand her son’s sadness. Living grows round us like a skinto shut away the outer desolationFor if we clearly mark the furthest deepwe should be dead long years before the grave.But turning around within the homely shellof worry discontent and narrow joywe grow and flourish and rarely see theoutside dark that would confound our eyessome break the shell…I think that there are those who push theirfingers through the brittle walls andmake a hole…and through this cruelslit stare out across the cinders of theworld with naked eyes they look both out and end,knowing themselves and too much else beside.

deadbeatsblog:

The Shell (A Skin Too Few), a poem for Nick Drake written by his mother Gabrielle to attempt to better understand her son’s sadness. 

Living grows round us like a skin
to shut away the outer desolation
For if we clearly mark the furthest deep
we should be dead long years before the grave.
But turning around within the homely shell
of worry discontent and narrow joy
we grow and flourish and rarely see the
outside dark that would confound our eyes
some break the shell…
I think that there are those who push their
fingers through the brittle walls and
make a hole…and through this cruel
slit stare out across the cinders of the
world with naked eyes they look both out and end,
knowing themselves and too much else beside.

"There are books that one reads over and over again, books that become part of the furniture of one’s mind and alter one’s whole attitude to life, books that one dips into but never reads through, books that one reads at a single sitting and forgets a week later."
- George Orwell (via vintageanchorbooks)

(via abookislife)

johnnymarrvellous:

[Official Press Release]  Johnny’s second solo album 'Playland' (a title inspired by Johan Huizinga’s 'Homo Ludens') will be released on October 6th on vinyl, CD, and digitally. Track listing:
Back In The Box
Easy Money
Dynamo
Candidate
25 Hours
The Trap
Playland
Speak Out Reach Out
Boys Get Straight
This Tension
Little King

johnnymarrvellous:

[Official Press Release]

Johnny’s second solo album 'Playland' (a title inspired by Johan Huizinga’s 'Homo Ludens') will be released on October 6th on vinyl, CD, and digitally.

Track listing:

  1. Back In The Box
  2. Easy Money
  3. Dynamo
  4. Candidate
  5. 25 Hours
  6. The Trap
  7. Playland
  8. Speak Out Reach Out
  9. Boys Get Straight
  10. This Tension
  11. Little King

"Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand."
- Ezra Pound

(Source: observando)

As human beings, why do we commit to someone, to then just forget about them and go to someone else? I’ve never quite understood why people do that. Fuckers. I just want to talk about French writers.

classicpenguin:

optimistsdaughter:

'Write me ever so few lines and tell me you will never for ever be less kind to me than yesterday.- You dazzled me. There is nothing in the world so bright and delicate.'

This is a little older than this week, but optimistsdaughter posts such lovely Classics photos all the time that we wanted to feature one of our favorites! A perfect pairing…
Classics Photo of the Week | Tumblr is full of amazing images of Penguin Classics and each Thursday we select one of our favorites from the past week. Tag your photos as “Penguin Classics” so we don’t miss any!

classicpenguin:

optimistsdaughter:

'Write me ever so few lines and tell me you will never for ever be less kind to me than yesterday.- You dazzled me. There is nothing in the world so bright and delicate.'

This is a little older than this week, but optimistsdaughter posts such lovely Classics photos all the time that we wanted to feature one of our favorites! A perfect pairing…


Classics Photo of the Week | Tumblr is full of amazing images of Penguin Classics and each Thursday we select one of our favorites from the past week. Tag your photos as “Penguin Classics” so we don’t miss any!