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apoetsparacosm · 20 hours ago
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“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show from happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
-Chuck Palahniuk
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deadpoet-of-asgard · 2 days ago
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local-deadpoet · a day ago
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i strongly believe that we should have a groupchat full of academics where we quote ancient poetry and discuss the hidden meanings behind paintings and recommend books to each other and share playlists for fictional characters and talk about the meaning of life until it’s so late that we can’t read anymore because our eyes are too tired
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francesthinks · 2 days ago
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I just feel like if henry was a foot shorter none of this would’ve happened
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canofwormz · a day ago
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me, rereading the secret history yet again:
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wingedcupidx · a day ago
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Henry stayed alive those twelve hours because he suddenly realised that he's gonna see bunny in the afterlife and that type of inescapable immortal annoyance would be too much to bear
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faedaimon · 2 days ago
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It’s just so crazy to think that humans just figured to make certain sounds with their voices and we all decided to make it a language, and what’s even more amazing is how we have so many languages derived from so many different types of sounds we can make.
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the-loverboy-poet-no73 · a day ago
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"I suppose at one time in my life I might have had any number of stories, but now there is no other. This is the only story I will ever be able to tell."
Richard Siken, The Worm King’s Lullaby (War of Foxes) // @the-loverboy-poet-no73 (photo) // Donna Tartt, The Secret History
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kitoruereads · 23 hours ago
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When Richard Papen said "I am nothing in my soul if not obsessive," I felt that.
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miroana · a day ago
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I love when online reviews are like the secret history sucked bc it glorified privilege and pretentiousness. like yeah babe that’s the point
all the main characters are terrible people who are consumed by illusions of aestheticism, and their lives fall apart bc of it <3
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therealfrancisabernathy · 2 days ago
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Living the Hellenic way - wine, pomegranate and Orphic Hymns
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apoetsparacosm · 2 days ago
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You ever finish a really good book and just? Forget how to live? Total amnesia towards how things were before you picked up that piece of literature?
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cafecomlaitt · a day ago
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i'm just like Henry Winter because i'm also not answering the phone despite being home
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local-deadpoet · 3 hours ago
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laying in the dark at 1am listening to the velvet underground is both the peak of my life and rock bottom
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juneacademia · a month ago
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“you’re so pretty,” okay write poetry about me then.
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booksandothersecrets · 21 days ago
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Obsessed with the idea of sacrifice in a book being a selfish act rather than a selfless one. Their lover screaming at them: “How dare you leave me in this barren world? How dare you take away my choice to die for you and leave me with this grief?”. They are dead, and their lover is left - a gaping wound - bleeding into the ground. Do they love them so much that they would die for them, or do they love them so much that they forced the other to live without them? Sacrifice as a bitter act. Sacrifice as something wildly violent; something tormentingly cruel — but always, always built on love. Perhaps, they are both martyrs in the end.
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tri4l-and-t3rror · 9 months ago
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“you‘re so quiet” baby i’m not even here. i’m fantasizing about a book i read weeks ago. move on.
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queenungraceful · 10 months ago
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mayhaps-to-dream · 2 months ago
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"your honour, i love them" i say about a character i would fistfight in real life
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apoetsparacosm · 18 hours ago
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Watch me wholeheartedly support and justify the actions of a morally grey character like my life depends on it
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