literature meme ∙ [3/6] prose writers ∙ virginia woolf
“How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.” // “When, however, one reads of a witch being ducked, of a woman possessed by devils, of a wise woman selling herbs, or even of a very remarkable man who had a mother, then I think we are on the track of a lost novelist, a suppressed poet, of some mute and inglorious Jane Austen, some Emily Bronte who dashed her brains out on the moor or mopped and mowed about the highways crazed with the torture that her gift had put her to. Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”
2:35 pm • 25 May 2013 • 82 notes
“I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.”
— Stephen Jay Gould (via cresmix)
(Source: peapodkid, via cresmix)
7:42 am • 25 May 2013 • 18,377 notes
stephen jay gould
All we really need to survive is one person who truly loves us.
7:52 pm • 24 May 2013 • 1,321 notes
Now, I went over the details with your husband this morning. Did he fill you in?
7:20 pm • 24 May 2013 • 253 notes
Parks and Recreation + TV Tropes | Scenery Porn
“Scenery porn is the emphasis on luscious backgrounds with great detail, lovely lighting or both. It means that the makers put in extra effort for something that might not have direct influence on the plot. Of course, there are extra points to be earned when the scenery actually enhances the plot in some sort of symbolic fashion.”
12:20 pm • 24 May 2013 • 1,065 notes
parks and reccan't believe this is a sitcom
what do you want?
why, the pleasure of your company, of course.
(Source: veronicapalmer, via fyeahjoanlock)
10:40 am • 24 May 2013 • 296 notes