Stephanie*AH

"May my heart always be open to the little birds who are the secrets of living..." e.e. cummings
books0977:

Woman sitting reading (1932). Francisc Şirato (Romanian, 1877-1955). Oil on canvas. Municipal Museum of Bucharest.
Şirato is skillful in the use of colours. His painting is lyrical, and he has a warm, affective way of approaching the world. His work is varied, complex, and impressive in its emotional intensity.

books0977:

Woman sitting reading (1932). Francisc Şirato (Romanian, 1877-1955). Oil on canvas. Municipal Museum of Bucharest.

Şirato is skillful in the use of colours. His painting is lyrical, and he has a warm, affective way of approaching the world. His work is varied, complex, and impressive in its emotional intensity.

(via womenreading)

nationalbook:

Happy birthday, Ernest Hemingway!

Here’s a collection of photographs of the iconic writer with the animals he loved.

(via overlookpress)

I have taken as much as six years to prepare a book for writing. There is such a delirium of effort in the production of a book; it’s like childbirth. And, like childbirth, one forgets the pains immediately so that when you come to write another one you dare to take it up again. Some precious anesthesia sees you through.

—John Steinbeck (via writingquotes)

I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.

—Frida Kahlo (via feellng)

(via hellogiggles)

arcticdiscos:

 Sylvia Plath. 1932-1963
 “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I  want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the  skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades,  tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in  life. And I am horribly limited.” 

arcticdiscos:

 Sylvia Plath. 1932-1963

 “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I  want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the  skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades,  tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in  life. And I am horribly limited.” 

(via unabridgedbookstore)