FRANCOPHILE

Megane. 17. Montréalaise

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

“I notice that Autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (via happy-absturz)

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“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”

– Hugh Laurie  (via dieworten)

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dionyssos:

Claude Monet , Glycines ,100 x 300 cm ( 1917 - 1920 ) oil on canvas

dionyssos:

Claude Monet , Glycines ,100 x 300 cm ( 1917 - 1920 ) oil on canvas

(via silhouettesofspilledink)

wetheurban:

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Un regard dur

besace:

    Il portait sur le monde un regard dur ; c’est que ses yeux étaient de pierre, que par conséquent sa tête était lourde — à côté son cœur ne pouvait pas même être léger : il ne pesait rien.

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(via prizmed)

'Tell me what happens the first time you see a woman naked.'

'The first time you see a woman naked will not be like you imagined. There will be no love, no trust, no intimacy. You won’t even be in the same room as her.

You won’t get to smile as she undresses you and you undress her. You won’t get to calm her nerves with nerves of your own. You won’t get to kiss her, feeling her lips and the edge of her tongue. You won’t get to brush your fingers over the lace of her bra or count her ribs or feel her heartbeat.

The first time you see a woman naked you will be sitting in front of a computer screen watching someone play at intimacy and perform at sex. She will contort her body to please everyone in the room but her. You will watch this woman who is not a woman, pixelated and filtered and customized. She will come ready-made, like an order at a restaurant. The man on the screen will be bigger than you, rougher than you. He will teach you how to talk to her. He will teach you where to put your hands and he will teach you what you’re supposed to like. He will teach you to take what is yours.

You must unlearn this. You must unlearn this twisted sense of love. You must unlearn the definition of pleasure and intimacy you are being taught. Kill this idea of love, this idea of entitlement, this way of scarring one another.’

– (via brntsienna)

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