"I went on a tour of Italy when I was younger, and when I saw The Coliseum in Rome, I said to myself: ‘It doesn’t look like I imagined.’ A stranger standing next to me thought I was talking to him. We got married exactly one year later."
|—||Jenny Offill, Dept. of Speculation. (via paperbackgirl)|
"I’m always checking the Wikipedia pages of my idols to see where they were at my age."
Fiona H (‘Nona’) is a great human being. I thought I’d leave this here so she’d find it on Tumblr and smile.
"I was hoping I’d be somebody by now."
Whistler’s Florrie, James McNeill Whistler
"It’s the City of Dreams but it’s fucking hard. It seems like there are endless opportunities all around you, and they seem so real and tangible, and then suddenly they dissolve out of nowhere."
“When my husband was dying, I said: ‘Moe, how am I supposed to live without you?’ He told me: ‘Take the love you have for me and spread it around.’”
|—||Hemingway on how to run a first-rate publication – timeless wisdom circa 1925, timely amidst a discussion of why you shouldn’t write for free today. (via explore-blog)|
It’s International Men’s Day, and my Facebook and Twitter is full of people mocking and rolling their eyes at such a thing. There are 365 International Men’s Days a year! Poor diddums Jeremy Clarkson worshippers who think they need a special day because they are so freaked out by the existence of…