"I am infinitely strange to myself."

John Fowles, The French Lieutenant’s Woman (via wordsnquotes)

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"Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but “steal” some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be."

— Albert Camus, Notebooks, 1951-1959   (via thatkindofwoman)

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My immediate reaction to The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

This is not going to be a pretty, polished review. This is spur of the moment, post-waterworks, deep breath spewage of opinionated writing.

I honestly did not expect to like The Book Thief as much as I do. Sure, the book is told from Death’s perspective (an intriguing idea to say the least) and the writing is immaculate and surprising. I can’t even begin to count how many times I had to pause and sigh, doe-eyed, at a beautiful phrase. And, yes, I knew from the outset that this was going to be a book about human suffering, at least in part; the setting is Nazi Germany, for crying out loud. 

One thing to know about me is that when it comes to entertainment, I don’t cry. It takes an immense amount of feels to get even a little wall of tears to rest against my eyeballs. As I was finishing this novel, I was weeping, the lip-quivering kind. It may take some time, but give ol’ Death a chance, and he’ll get you to truly feel for these characters. It certainly doesn’t help knowing that the kinds of atrocities that occur in the story were taken from our own human history. 

Which brings me to my last point (and then I promise I’ll stop spewing). The Book Thief is 100% foolproof fuel for your next Existential Crisis. It’s one of those books that go down as just plain important to read, an excellent “this is the human condition” book. So, please, if you haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, read it already

Or, I mean, you could see the movie if you’re feeling lazy. I can’t guarantee the same results, though. 

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Who’s more likely to - Dan or Phil? THE ULTIMATE FRIENDSHIP TEST

~new video frienderinos~ pls reblog to help me out and i’ll check out a bunch of your blogs! hope you enjoy

Is it sad that (1) I knew 99.9% of the answers to these questions or (2) that every single answer Dan gave is what my answer would be?

"I usually solve my problems by letting them devour me."

— Franz Kafka (via jaybeebeau)

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Latest creative endeavor: Muse fanart. Watercolor on canvas

Eva Green behind the scenes for Campari Calendar 2015

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"I am not comfortable
in my own skin;
But I am trying
to be. Damn it,
I am trying to be."

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