Learn to love solitude, to be more alone with yourselves. The tragedy of today’s young people is that they try to unite on the basis of carrying out noisy and aggressive actions so as not to feel lonely, and this is a sad thing. The individual must learn from childhood to be on his own, for this doesn’t mean to be lonely: it means to not get bored with oneself, because a person who finds himself bored when he is alone, it seems to me, is a person in danger.
— Andrei Tarkovsky on being asked, ‘What would you like to tell young people? (via creatingaquietmind)

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 curef0rpain:

magus books. waiting. by ordinary.days on Flickr.
 books0977:

Betty Boop reading while eating pickles. BB art by Patti S.
Boop was inspired by the singer Helen Kane, the ‘Boop Oop a Doop Girl.’ The character was originally created as an anthropomorphic French poodle. Max Fleischer finalized Betty Boop as a human character in 1932, in the cartoon Any Rags.

books0977:

Betty Boop reading while eating pickles. BB art by Patti S.

Boop was inspired by the singer Helen Kane, the ‘Boop Oop a Doop Girl.’ The character was originally created as an anthropomorphic French poodle. Max Fleischer finalized Betty Boop as a human character in 1932, in the cartoon Any Rags.

 

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 teachingliteracy:

(by Julianna Swaney)
 vintageanchorbooks:

16 of Margaret Atwood’s most powerful quotes
It’s quite an undertaking to start loving somebody. You have to have energy, generosity, blindness. There is even a moment right at the start where you have to jump across an abyss: if you think about it you don’t do it.
—  Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea (via whyallcaps)
 

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End by alyssakai on Flickr.

End by alyssakai on Flickr.

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 books0977:

The Library of Thorvald Boeck (1902). Harriet Backer (Norwegian, 1845-1932). Oil on canvas. National Gallery, Oslo, Norway.
Olaf Thorvald Boeck (1835-1901) was a Norwegian lawyer, civil servant and book collector. His library was known for its time as the largest private library in Norway. Backer’s painting incorporates only one part of the library.

books0977:

The Library of Thorvald Boeck (1902). Harriet Backer (Norwegian, 1845-1932). Oil on canvas. National Gallery, Oslo, Norway.

Olaf Thorvald Boeck (1835-1901) was a Norwegian lawyer, civil servant and book collector. His library was known for its time as the largest private library in Norway. Backer’s painting incorporates only one part of the library.

 distantheartbeats:

Raymond Carver, The Author of Her Misfortune

distantheartbeats:

Raymond Carver, The Author of Her Misfortune

 betterbooktitles:

Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre
Reader Submission: Title and Redesign by Michelle Legro.

betterbooktitles:

Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre

Reader Submission: Title and Redesign by Michelle Legro.

 2wentysixletters:

Typewriter Series #22

2wentysixletters:

Typewriter Series #22

 bookpatrol:

Incredible bookshelf designed by Triptych for their “Paulista” project in São Paulo, Brazil.

bookpatrol:

Incredible bookshelf designed by Triptych for their “Paulista” project in São Paulo, Brazil.

 bnrfireandtrees:

andreasp-rv:

"A study" by Frank Moss Bennett (according to a sign on the frame which the auction house apparently didn’t read or didn’t believe… they write "monogrammist FMB")

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bnrfireandtrees:

andreasp-rv:

"A study" by Frank Moss Bennett (according to a sign on the frame which the auction house apparently didn’t read or didn’t believe… they write "monogrammist FMB")

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