All art is quite useless.
Being tired of all illusions and of everything about illusions – the loss of illusions, the uselessness of having them, the prefatigue of having to have them in order to lose them, the sadness of having had them, the intellectual shame of having had them knowing that they would have to end this way. - Fernando Pessoa

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BOOK OF THE DAY: 
The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa 
Fernando Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet is the most alluring, unique “autobiography” in literature. First published over 50 years after his death, the collection of short, aphoristic paragraphs, part prose poetry, and part descriptive narrative all compromise of the autobiography of Bernardo Soares, one of Pessoa’s alternate selves. During his career Pessoa had several heteronyms, which are imaginary characters who posses their own unique physiques, writing styles and autobiographies. 
When Pessoa passed away in 1935, he left a truck behind with several unpublished work in a range of languages. His self-reflective literature was compiled and came to be The Book of Disquiet. 
We fiercely recommend that everybody reads this book. It is a wonderful mix of existentialism, dream journal, diary, poetry and confession intertwined into one. Pessoa’s words pierce your soul in the most dangerous way, you find unity within his writing and his description of solitude. 
Pessoa’s prose is all feeling, but intelligent feeling. He is not looking to make you depress or rip out your shrinking heart, his writing resonates with your soul. There’s a sense of understanding and introspection you experience when you read The Book of Disquiet. It is the bible’s soul. Pessoa writes: 

"My soul is a hidden orchestra; I know not what instruments, what fiddle strings and harps, drums and tamboura I sound and clash inside myself. All I hear is the symphony.”

You will not want to put this book down. He has an innate gift to rationalize feelings of loneliness, isolation, of being, of feeling purposeless and tired. You will find yourself constantly making notes, annotating passages, and rereading excerpts endlessly. Pessoa urges you to question your existence, your sanity, and most importantly, your personhood, the essence of it all. 
There is nothing quite like it. It is difficult to describe, but it is nothing short of hauntingly and intellectually beautiful. Fernando Pessoa is up there with literary greats, like Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Franz Kafka. The Book of Disquiet is a metaphysical, philosophical addiction. We do not boast, we promise.   
Read excerpts from the book  here! Get the book here!
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BOOK OF THE DAY:

The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa 

Fernando Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet is the most alluring, unique “autobiography” in literature. First published over 50 years after his death, the collection of short, aphoristic paragraphs, part prose poetry, and part descriptive narrative all compromise of the autobiography of Bernardo Soares, one of Pessoa’s alternate selves. During his career Pessoa had several heteronyms, which are imaginary characters who posses their own unique physiques, writing styles and autobiographies. 

When Pessoa passed away in 1935, he left a truck behind with several unpublished work in a range of languages. His self-reflective literature was compiled and came to be The Book of Disquiet. 

We fiercely recommend that everybody reads this book. It is a wonderful mix of existentialism, dream journal, diary, poetry and confession intertwined into one. Pessoa’s words pierce your soul in the most dangerous way, you find unity within his writing and his description of solitude. 

Pessoa’s prose is all feeling, but intelligent feeling. He is not looking to make you depress or rip out your shrinking heart, his writing resonates with your soul. There’s a sense of understanding and introspection you experience when you read The Book of Disquiet. It is the bible’s soul. Pessoa writes: 

"My soul is a hidden orchestra; I know not what instruments, what fiddle strings and harps, drums and tamboura I sound and clash inside myself. All I hear is the symphony.”

You will not want to put this book down. He has an innate gift to rationalize feelings of loneliness, isolation, of being, of feeling purposeless and tired. You will find yourself constantly making notes, annotating passages, and rereading excerpts endlessly. Pessoa urges you to question your existence, your sanity, and most importantly, your personhood, the essence of it all. 

There is nothing quite like it. It is difficult to describe, but it is nothing short of hauntingly and intellectually beautiful. Fernando Pessoa is up there with literary greats, like Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Franz Kafka. The Book of Disquiet is a metaphysical, philosophical addiction. We do not boast, we promise.   

Read excerpts from the book  here! Get the book here!

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joan watson | season 1

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I was tagged by crunchydragon, thank you! :)

Rules: list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t overthink it. Tag 10 people and the person that tagged you:

1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

2. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

3. The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice

4. 1984 by George Orwell

5. The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan

6. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

7. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin

8. The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa

9. Een Groene Bloem Trilogie by Floortje Zwigtman

10. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë


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tanaquil:

A CLASSICIST SHARES CLASSICS

NYX: GODDESS OF THE NIGHTNyx is the Greek Goddess of the night. She is the daughter of Khaos and sister/wife to Erebos, God of darkness. Some sources list Nyx and Erebos as the parents of Hemera, Goddess of the day, and Aither, God of light, while others portray them as her siblings. Nyx is usually depicted either as a woman with wings or as a charioteer, enveloped in dark mist.


(inspired by the immensely talented lais & by the request of klngrenly)

marthajefferson:

tanaquil:

A CLASSICIST SHARES CLASSICS

NYX: GODDESS OF THE NIGHT
Nyx is the Greek Goddess of the night. She is the daughter of Khaos and sister/wife to Erebos, God of darkness. Some sources list Nyx and Erebos as the parents of Hemera, Goddess of the day, and Aither, God of light, while others portray them as her siblings. Nyx is usually depicted either as a woman with wings or as a charioteer, enveloped in dark mist.
(inspired by the immensely talented lais & by the request of klngrenly)
9/17with 897 notes

tyaene:

Sansa Stark Appreciation Week: Day 3 - Favorite season/book

—A Feast for Crows


If it is difficult to explain about Guenever’s love for two men at the same time, it is almost impossible to explain about Lancelot. At least it would be impossible nowadays, when everybody is so free from superstitions and prejudice that it is only necessary for all of us to do as we please. Why did not Lancelot make love to Guenever, or run away with his hero’s wife altogether, as any enlightened man would do today?
T.H. White, The Once and Future King

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por Juan Pablo Tavera

9/17with 7,079 notes


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