a.l.

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

— Teddy Roosevelt,  Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In A Republic”

visionsdeinsomnio:


Loomis Dean Gypsy Dancer, 1960

"They’re terribly sensitive people, the Gypsies, and like a beautiful Czech madonna playing with the infant Jesus they have big human eyes that make your blood run cold, eyes that reflect the wisdom of a culture long forgotten."
Bohumil Hrabal

visionsdeinsomnio:

Loomis Dean Gypsy Dancer, 1960

"They’re terribly sensitive people, the Gypsies, and like a beautiful Czech madonna playing with the infant Jesus they have big human eyes that make your blood run cold, eyes that reflect the wisdom of a culture long forgotten."

Bohumil Hrabal

(Source: santango, via emauxetcamees)

celinerydge:

versaciaga:

Kristen McMenamy in “NEO Urban Carmen” by Javier Vallhonrat for Vogue Italia April 1990

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celinerydge:

versaciaga:

Kristen McMenamy in “NEO Urban Carmen” by Javier Vallhonrat for Vogue Italia April 1990

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(Source: bvrns)

I wish to weep
but sorrow is
stupid.
I wish to believe
but belief is a
graveyard.

—Charles Bukowski, What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire (via clutchingapril)

Find what you love and let it kill you.

—Charles Bukowski (via quotes-shape-us)

euo:

Considering how dangerous everything is nothing is really very frighteningGertrude Stein: Everybody’s  Autobiography (1937)Mikko Kourinki

euo:

Considering how dangerous everything is nothing is really very frightening
Gertrude Stein: Everybody’s  Autobiography (1937)
Mikko Kourinki

(via triste-sirene)