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11:09pm

And although I wasn’t losing my mind
It was a chorus so sublime
But the room is so quiet

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05:02pm

“‎People speak sometimes about the ‘bestial’ cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.”

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky (via jaimelannister)

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05:01pm

“What if I slept a little more and forgot about all this nonsense.”

— Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis  (via perfumerie)

256
04:02pm

Plato, The Republic

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03:56pm

solesoffire:

literature meme | genres 1/3

Tragedy is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes in its audience an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in the viewing. While many cultures have developed forms that provoke this paradoxical response, the term tragedy often refers to a specific tradition of drama that has played a unique and important role historically in the self-definition of Western civilization. That tradition has been multiple and discontinuous, yet the term has often been used to invoke a powerful effect of cultural identity and historical continuity.

From its obscure origins in the theatre of ancient Greece 2,500 years ago, from which there survives only a fraction of the work of AeschylusSophocles and Euripides, through its singular articulations in the works of ShakespeareLope de VegaRacine, and Schiller, to the more recent naturalistic tragedy of Strindberg,Beckett’s modernist meditations on death, loss and suffering, and Müller’s postmodernist reworkings of the tragic canon, tragedy has remained an important site of cultural experimentation, negotiation, struggle, and change.

5273
03:52pm

showstudio:

An embroidered and cutworked leather bodice with strass crystal and metal, from the spring/summer 2012 Atelier Versace collection

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03:35pm

“Sometimes,
I feel like ripping apart my skin,
and searching for a reason for why
I feel this empty.
Maybe my veins are tangled,
or something is lodged
in my ribcage.
Because it feels like
something inside of me is
missing or broken.”

— Unknown  (via elauxe)

290
03:10pm

i suppose at one time in my life i might have had any number of stories, but now there is no other. this is the only story i will ever be able to tell.

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01:40pm
8224
01:39pm

Allie A has gone away.