"And even if you cannot make your life the way you want it, 
this much, at least, try to do
as much as you can: don’t cheapen it
with too much intercourse with society,
with too much movement and conversation.

"Don’t cheapen it by taking it about,
making the rounds with it, exposing it
to the everyday inanity
of relations and connections,
so it becomes like a stranger, burdensome.”
—“As Much As You Can” by Cavafy

"Et si tu n’existais pas
Dis-moi pourquoi j’existerais
Pour traîner dans un monde sans toi
Sans espoir et sans regret
Et si tu n’existais pas
J’essaierais d’inventer l’amour
Comme un peintre qui voit sous ses doigts
Naître les couleurs du jour
Et qui n’en revient pas"

Joe Dassin 

"Elle a bâti des ponts
Entre nous et le ciel
Et nous les traversons
A chaque fois qu’elle
Ne veut pas dormir
Ne veut pas dormir"

Francis Cabrel 

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Jack Whyte, The Singing Sword

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Jack Whyte, The Singing Sword

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Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

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Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

"يَقول ابن القيم رحمه الله - الحُزنُ يُضعِفُ القَلب ، ويُوهن العَزم ويَضُر الإرادَة ، ولا شيءَ أحب إلى الشيطان مِن حُزن المؤمن
“Grief weakens the heart and determination, and hurts the will, and nothing is more beloved to Shaytaan than a sad believer”."

Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim  (via poeticislam)

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— Sandra Cisneros

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— Sandra Cisneros


Detail of Jupiter and Io by Correggio

Detail of Jupiter and Io by Correggio

(Source: sandpapershoes, via jaded-mandarin)

"I don’t like the idea of “understanding” a film. I don’t believe that rational understanding is an essential element in the reception of any work of art. Either a film has something to say to you or it hasn’t. If you are moved by it, you don’t need it explained to you. If not, no explanation can make you moved by it."

Frederico Fellini  (via back-to-classics)

(Source: theonlymagicleftisart, via sara-ariya)