"A woman from the audience asks: ‘Why were there so few women among the Beat writers?’ and [Gregory] Corso, suddenly utterly serious, leans forward and says: “There were women, they were there, I knew them, their families put them in institutions, they were given electric shock. In the ’50s if you were male you could be a rebel, but if you were female your families had you locked up."

Stephen Scobie, on the Naropa Institute’s 1994 tribute to Allen Ginsberg  (via thisisendless)

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They were a motley collection; a mixture of the weak seeking protection, the ambitious seeking some shared glory, and the thuggish gravitating toward a leader who could show them more refined forms of cruelty.

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#Harry Potter #death eaters


Lily Cole

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Kate Winslet photographed for English People In New York by Jason Bell

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msdanconia asked: SLYTHERIN or HUFFLPUFF
Or perhaps in Slytherin. You’ll make your real friends, those cunning folk use any means to achieve their ends.” 
(locket credit: chipmunkgiggle)
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LE LABYRINTHE DES RÊVES : a collection of melodies inspired by the novel The Night Circus. [listen]

Time: 49 min

* Cover art: [1] [2] [3]

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Huxley vs. Orwell

They were both right.

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Mythological creatures around the world | Feyfolk

The Seelie Court comes from Scottish mythology and is a class of fairies who are kind and light hearted. They will both help and seek help from humans, but at the same time they will often play pranks on them, as they easily forget their sorrows and do not realize how their pranks might affect humans.

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Rinko Kikuchi by Jumbo Tsui for Jalouse China December 2013

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Margot Robbie for Vanity Fair // August 2014

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#margot robbie


Ἀφροδίτη - is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. Her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus. She was born from the foam of the sea.

“Do you not see what a great goddess Aphrodite is? She whom you can neither name nor measure, how great she is by nature from how great a thing she comes through. She nourishes you and me and all the mortals. And as proof, so that you might not only comprehend this in words, I will show you by deed, the strength of the goddess. On the one hand earth desires rain when the dry barren ground is in need of moisture on account of drought; and on the other hand, the revered sky, when it is filled with rain by Aphrodite, desires that it fall on the earth; and when the two mingle into the same thing, they beget everything for us, and at the same time, they nurture everything through which the mortal race lives and grows.” – Euripides frag. 898

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Photos by a young Stanley Kubrick, taken in the 1940’s while employed by Look Magazine. [x] [Set 1 of 2]

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Christina Ricci in Buffalo ‘66 (1998)

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#christina ricci #buffalo '66 #Seriously need to watch this movie

Kill the boy within you.

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#Harry Potter #Draco Malfoy