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resqectable · 2 days ago
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Perhaps it is true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing, we cannot properly speak until there is someone who can understand what we are saying in essence, we are not wholly alive until we are loved.
Alain de Botton, Essays in Love
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anaysa · 10 months ago
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Alain de Botton // Jon Kabat-Zinn // unknown
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mehreenkhan · a month ago
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Alain de Botton
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derangedrhythms · 23 days ago
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The most interesting faces generally oscillate between charm and crookedness. There is a tyranny about perfection, a certain tedium even, something that asserts itself with all the dogmatism of a scientific formula. The more tempting kind of beauty has only a few angles from which it may be seen, and then not in all lights and at all times. It flirts dangerously with ugliness, it takes risks with itself, it does not side comfortably with mathematical rules of proportion, it draws its appeal from precisely those details that also lend themselves to ugliness.
Alain de Botton, from 'Essays in Love'
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araekni · 4 months ago
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love’s languages
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Porpentine Charity Heartscape, PSYCHO NYMPH EXILE
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Tennessee Williams, The Vine
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Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments
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Andrea Gibson, Maybe I Need You
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Jeanette Winterson, The Passion
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Celine Sciamma, in an interview with The Independent
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Virginia Woolf, The Waves
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William Goldman, The Princess Bride
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Alain de Botton, On Love
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Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited
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Andrew Sean Greer, Less
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Taylor Swift, illicit affairs
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Rob Sheffield, Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time
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Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments
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Nizar Qabbani, Language
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thoughtkick · a month ago
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Perhaps it is true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing, we cannot properly speak until there is someone who can understand what we are saying in essence, we are not wholly alive until we are loved.
Alain de Botton, Essays in Love
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tomorrowmydear · 10 months ago
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Growing Up & Losing Friends
Fernando Pessoa, “A Little Larger Than The Entire Universe” | A. Timofeev, “Spring” | Mikko Harvey, “For M” | F. Scott Fitzgerald | Adele “When We Were Young” | Willem Haenraets, “A Letter for Two Friends” | Alain de Botton | Hishaam Siddiqi, “Where Did You Go?” | @honeytuesday | Edward Hopper, “Pensive Lady in Pink” | George R.R. Martin, “A Game of Thrones”
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thebookquotes · a year ago
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Perhaps it is true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing, we cannot properly speak until there is someone who can understand what we are saying in essence, we are not wholly alive until we are loved.
Alain de Botton, Essays in Love
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gorlsgurlsgirls · 8 months ago
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Longing for Childhood
Nostos - Louise Glück // Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë // Eleven - Sandra Cisneros // (For the New Yorker) - Liana Finck // @gaycommunist // Andy Muschietti’s direction during the quarry scene in It: Chapter Two // @dirtsnakes // Alain de Botton // Class of 2013 - Mitski // @samoblsanya
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helgon · a year ago
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“The more familiar two people become, the more the language they speak together departs from that of the ordinary, dictionary-defined discourse. Familiarity creates a new language, an in-house language of intimacy that carries reference to the story the two lovers are weaving together and that cannot be readily understood by others.”
— Alain de Botton, On Love
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tryingtogetaway · 11 months ago
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the wind blows through [the room]. you see only its emptiness, you search in every corner and don’t find yourself.
i. @jupiter-suggestion
ii. wallows’ “do not wait”
iii. banksy’s “show me the monet”
iv. alain de botton’s “on love”
v. adyashanti
vi. audre lorde’s “learning from the 60s”
vii. hans vandekerckhove’s “another portrait of an artist”
viii. jenny slate
ix. @j-fouur
x. mary oliver’s “blue iris”
caption: franz kafka’s diaries (1915-1923)
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blackswaneuroparedux · 5 months ago
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We seem incapable of looking at buildings or pieces of furniture without tying them to the historical and personal circumstances of our viewing; as a result, architectural and decorative styles become, for us, emotional souvenirs of the moments and settings in which we came across them.
- Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness    
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perfectquote · 5 months ago
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Perhaps it is true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing, we cannot properly speak until there is someone who can understand what we are saying in essence, we are not wholly alive until we are loved.
Alain de Botton, Essays in Love
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derangedrhythms · 15 days ago
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Desire had turned me into a relentless hunter for clues, a romantic paranoiac, reading meaning into everything.
Alain de Botton, from 'Essays in Love'
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bookmania · 10 months ago
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Perhaps it is true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing, we cannot properly speak until there is someone who can understand what we are saying in essence, we are not wholly alive until we are loved.
Alain de Botton, On Love
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thebrokenquotes · 2 months ago
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Perhaps it is true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing, we cannot properly speak until there is someone who can understand what we are saying in essence, we are not wholly alive until we are loved.
Alain de Botton, Essays in Love
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booksquoteslife · a year ago
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“Perhaps it is true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing, we cannot properly speak until there is someone who can understand what we are saying in essence, we are not wholly alive until we are loved.”
— Alain de Botton, Essays in Love
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yorgunherakles · 8 days ago
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insanların anlattıklarını duymazdım, çünkü beni ilgilendiren, ne demek istedikleri değil, bunu nasıl söyledikleri, söyleyiş biçimlerinin ortaya koyduğu kişilikleri veya gülünçlükleriydi.
marcel proust - yakalanan zaman
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helgon · a year ago
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“Do you love me enough that I may be weak with you? Everyone loves strength, but do you love me for my weakness? That is the real test.”
— Alain de Botton, On Love
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perfeqt · a month ago
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Perhaps it is true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing, we cannot properly speak until there is someone who can understand what we are saying in essence, we are not wholly alive until we are loved.
Alain de Botton, Essays in Love
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