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

It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.

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GET TO KNOW ME MEME; 1/5 books » Jane Eyre
"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will."

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paxvictoriana:

OSCAR WILDE ON HIS FAVOURITE SUBJECT: HIMSELF

oscarwetnwilde:

oscarwetnwilde:

Pages from An American Confession album filled out by Oscar Wilde in 1877. 

People are asking if this is real. Yes it is, it’s taken from the Wilde Album.

Particular gems include:

"33. What is your favorite game? Snipe and Lawn Tennis.”

"19. Book to take up for an hour? I never take up books for an hour.

"40. What is your motto? _________________


allthingseurope:

Tintern, Wales (by -terry-)

allthingseurope:

Tintern, Wales (by -terry-)

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I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra 
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totallywilde:

Original Programme for Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892).

Things to note: 

* Items advertised in the programme (ie. pianos, soap, whisky, water, electric corsets, enamel, ice cream, tobacco, chocolate, diamonds and matches.)

* The Sole Lessee and Manager Mr George Alexander is acting and is listed first in the cast list.

* All the male actors are listed before the female actors (butler Parker is listed before Lady Windermere !)

*The theatre is ‘lighted by electricity’.


vermontparnasse:

 rachel likes art: part 5 

J.M.W. Turner
1775 - 1851.  English.

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meet-me-in-europe:

Oxford, England

meet-me-in-europe:

Oxford, England

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I look at these dogs, I see the best part of Will.

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sallygilmartins:

REMIX MEME → orpheus and eurydice for anonymous 

I was never following you. I was leading you down. 
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