Romance, who loves to nod and sing, With drowsy head and folded wing, Among...– Poe
Human culture exists in large to restrain the natural desires of the species. The tension of courtship is produced by the need to slow down when the instincts want to rush right in. Both Rob and Julia were experiencing powerful impulsion at this point, and were terrified of saying something too vehement and forward. People who succeed in courtship are able to pick up the melody and rhythm of...
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer someone else up.– Mark Twain (via piccolamae)
The things one feels absolutely certain about are never true. That is the...–
When he stepped out on to the grass, he drew a deep breath. The fresh morning...– You know, Carl Sandburg once defined poetry as an echo asking a shadow to dance. Lovely yes? Yes, of course. It’s the kind of rose colored lens that passages like this dance through—beauty as the echo taking over a shadowy elegy, all to create a thing poetic from what should have been,...
The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your...– (via wildeanwitticisms)
Nothing is serious except passion. The intellect is not a serious thing, and...– A Woman of No Importance
You may fancy yourself safe and think yourself strong. But a chance tone of...– (via wildeanwitticisms)
Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being...– Wilde. It’s almost as though there’s no place for either optimism or pessimism in the world of that (thank you Doyle) languorous dandy; all as it should be; simply nirvana. :)
So you need hardly spell me how every word will be bound over to carry three...– James Joyce, Finnegan’s Wake
And an afternoon of peppermint tea, the young...
The mood is of an effervescent flavor today.