19 / toronto
  • Stairs, 1930 © Alexander Rodchenko

    (Source: nonexistenti)

  • "rather the dew on the window of the castle than the castle itself rather the flight of the birds rather burned than captured"

    Robert Montgomery, 2013

    (Source: boyirl, via rustyvoices)

  • John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

    (Source: quotes-shape-us)

  • "I wonder why progress looks so much like destruction."
  • Anaïs Nin
  • "I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls."
  • Mitch Albom, The First Phone Call from Heaven

    (Source: quotes-shape-us)

  • "Miracles happen quietly every day - in an operating room, on a stormy sea, in the sudden appearance of a road side stranger. They are rarely tallied. No one keeps score."
  • Alain de Botton
  • "A dominant impulse on encountering beauty is to wish to hold on to it, to possess it and give weight in one’s life…There is an urge to say, ‘I was here, I saw this, and it mattered to me."
  • Roland Barthes
  • "Love at first sight is always spoken in the past tense. The scene is perfectly adapted to this temporal phenomenon: distinct, abrupt, framed, it is already a memory […] “for a certain time, though a finite one, a deranged interval, something has been successful: I have been fulfilled: all my desires abolished by the plenitude of their satisfaction."
  • Monet’s Nymphéas in Musée de l’Orangerie from Midnight in Paris (2011)

    (via nyc-lass-y)