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darcyolsson · an hour ago
10, 32, 42, 107 for the book ask? <3
10. a book that got you through something solitaire by alice oseman really made my 15 year old depressed, lonely self feel more seen than any other book ever could and i am eternally grateful for that. i reread it a short while ago and i couldn't even recognise myself in the pages
32. your favourite nonfiction novel i hardly ever read nonfiction, but i really enjoyed dodie's memoir secrets for the mad! i have loved her music for a very long time and grew up watching her videos on youtube. it was super interesting to have some more background to her music and artistic development.
42. a book that made you want to scream by the time you got to the end i'm sure there's more but the first one that jumps to mind is they both die at the end by adam silvera......... like it does exactly what it says on the tin so i truly had no right being this surprised but like???????
107. your favourite book in a different language i don't really read in my native language since i don't really know where to start- i don't know any people under 50 and over 8 who read in dutch. i read some dutch literature for school and virtually none of the books i read weren't blatantly racist, misogynist, homophobic, or all of the above (even when i refused to read any books by cishet men in my last year lol)
i'll have to go with twee vrouwen (two women) by harry mulisch, which is an.. alright novel about a lesbian relationship based on the myth of orpheus and eurydice. also, this was released in 1975, so one of the biggest authors writing a book about wlw was like, a Thing. it's full of bad sterotypes and tropes but honestly????? the toxic cishet relationship being a toxic lesbian relationship instead was sort of nice <3
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Anyone who has had an experience of mystery knows that there is a dimension of the universe that is not that which is available to his senses. There is a pertinent saying in one of the Upanishads: When before the beauty of a sunset or of a mountain you pause and exclaim, ‘Ah,’ you are participating in divinity. Such a moment of participation involves a realisation of the wonder and sheer beauty of existence. People living in the world of nature experience such moments every day. They live in the recognition of something there that is much greater than the human dimension.
Joseph Campbell
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symphonyoflovenet · 2 hours ago
I cannot promise very much. I give you the images I know. Lie still with me and watch… We laugh and we touch. I promise you love. Time will not take away that.
Anne Sexton, The Fortress
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thecascadingwriter · 5 hours ago
"To die the person you were once and to inside the person you loved, to have turned and not have turned, like a blue but storm-filled sky."
---- Alejandra Pizarnik, tr. by Yvette Siegert, from "Extracting the Stone of Madness", Extra tung the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962-1972
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inaarapoetry · 5 hours ago
Once you realize you make the best art with a knife to your throat, you'll wake up most days to find that you're the one holding it.
- Amrin Khalil
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wentzdayz · 6 hours ago
when Oscar Wilde said "i think it's very healthy to spend time alone. you need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person" and when Leonardo da Vinci said "if you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. if you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself" I felt that
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spoiledspiritsblog · 7 hours ago
the brief moment where you're at his mercy when he stares into your soul.
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cryingasahobby · 7 hours ago
cant tell if im not crying cause i dont care or if im not crying cause i ran out of tears
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spoiledspiritsblog · 8 hours ago
my soul breathed his name like holy hymns on a preacher's lips.
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themindsjournalposts · 8 hours ago
I’ve never been very good at leaving things behind. I tried, but I have always left fragments of myself there too, like seeds awaiting their chance to grow.
Joanne Harris
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santoshbvn · 9 hours ago
There are all the time a number of different folks behind successful: Olga Tokarczuk
There are all the time a number of different folks behind successful: Olga Tokarczuk
Olga Tokarczuk, creator and Nobel Laureate gave an impassioned speech earlier than receiving the coveted prize in 2018. “Earlier than making the journey to Stockholm, I did my finest to seek out out what this particular week and the Nobel prize ceremony could be like. And I stumbled on the film, The Spouse. My favourite scene within the film is when the author and his spouse have simply obtained…
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