wanderlust and ink

acehamlet:

LITERATURE MEME | 1/2 MOVEMENTS

"The mind in creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness; this power arises from within, like the colour of a flower which fades and changes as it is developed, and the conscious portions of our nature are unprophetic either of its approach or its departure." 

Percy Bysshe Shelley, A Defence of Poetry.

Romanticism was an attitude or intellectual orientation that characterised many works of literature, painting, music, architecture, criticism, and historiography in Western civilisation over a period from the late 18th to the mid-19th century. Romanticism can be seen as a rejection of the precepts of order, calm, harmony, balance, idealisation, and rationality that typified Classicism in general and late 18th-century Neoclassicism in particular. It was also to some extent a reaction against the Enlightenment and against 18th-century rationalism and physical materialism in general. Romanticism emphasised the individual, the subjective, the irrational, the imaginative, the personal, the spontaneous, the emotional, the visionary, and the transcendental.

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belleeau:

untitled - Alnwick, Northumberland, England by ardemonia . on Flickr.

belleeau:

untitled - Alnwick, Northumberland, England by ardemonia . on Flickr.

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Emma Stone attends the Opening Ceremony and ‘Birdman’ premiere during the 71st Venice Film Festival on August 27, 2014 in Venice, Italy.

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smartgirlsattheparty:

Amy P. was recently on The Approval Matrix, and was asked about the difficulties the “modern man” face. 

Her response was perfect.

(gif via amypoehler, article via micdotcom)

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“Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.”
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fairytalemood:

The Steadfast Tin Soldier illustrated by Marcia Brown (1953)

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bienenkiste:

Photographed by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia March 2013

bienenkiste:

Photographed by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia March 2013

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constancegrc:

Au château de Parentignat.

constancegrc:

Au château de Parentignat.

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Vogue Italia, September 2014 “Valentino Haute Couture”

Vogue Italia, September 2014 “Valentino Haute Couture”

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity 
“When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When a man is getting worse he understands his own badness less and less. A moderately bad man knows he is not very good: a thoroughly bad man thinks he is all right. This is common sense, really. You understand sleep when you are awake, not while you are sleeping. You can see mistakes in arithmetic when your mind is working properly: while you are making them you cannot see them. You can understand the nature of drunkenness when you are sober, not when you are drunk. Good people know about both good and evil: bad people do not know about either.”
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Elizabeth Bowen
“But to be quite oneself one must first waste a little time.”
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Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
“It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such an inartistic manner that they hurt us by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style.”
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