"It’s been so long since I’ve had sex I’ve forgotten who ties up whom."
"Assume a virtue if you have it not. For use can almost change the stamp of nature."
"The notion of sitting down and conjuring up, not only words in which to clothe thoughts but thoughts worthy of being clothed - the whole thing was absurdly beyond his desires."
The Beautiful and the Damned by Scott Fitzgerald
"The growth of intimacy is like that. First one gives off his best picture, the bright and finished product mended with bluff and falsehood and humor. Then more details are required and one paints a second portrait, and a third - before long the best lines cancel out - and the secret is exposed at last; the planes of the pictures have intermingled and given us away, and though we paint and paint we can no longer sell a picture. We must be satisfied with hoping that such fatuous accounts of ourselves as we make to our wives and children and business associates are accepted as true."
Quote from The Beautiful and the Damned by Scott Fitzgerald
"It’s quite an undertaking to start loving somebody. You have to have energy, generosity, blindness. There is even a moment right at the start where you have to jump across an abyss: if you think about it you don’t do it."
Jean-Paul Sartre - Nausea (via farewell-kingdom)
THE MERMAID William Butler Yeats
/// Forget about relationships, about rumors, and about what others think. Forget about all of that. Get up in the morning and be excited to learn: about the world and, more importantly, about yourself.
"Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dorothy Parker, when asked why she hadn’t been seen for a while she said, “I’ve been too fucking busy, and visa versa”
"Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed be doing at that moment."
"If you wear a short enough skirt, the party will come to you."