screen couples: Myrna Loy & William Powell: Libeled Lady
“From that very first scene, a curious thing passed between us, a feeling of rhythm, complete understanding, an instinct for how one could bring out the best in the other. In all our work together you can see this strange—I don’t know what… a kind of rapport. It wasn’t conscious. If you heard us talking in a room, you’d hear the same thing. He’d tease me a little and a kind of blending emerged that seemed to please people. Whatever caused it, though, it was magical.”
"The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something."
Kurt Vonnegut (via quotestuff)
"All I ask of you is one thing that you’ll never do.
Would you put your arms around me
I won’t tell
a n y b o d y"
Morrissey (via sterility)
Katharine Hepburn and a theatrical pout, photographed by Cecil Beaton for the July 1935 issue of Vanity Fair
By the end of 2013 I had the opportunity to visit Arles, where van Gogh lived for some time. Here are some of the results of this trip.
"A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time ― proof that humans can work magic."
Carl Sagan (via breathofdawn)
"I consider it my only real purpose in life to look as bored as humanly possible."