"We ate the birds. We ate them. We wanted their songs to flow up through our throats and burst out of our mouths, and so we ate them. We wanted their feathers to bud from our flesh. We wanted their wings, we wanted to fly as they did, soar freely among the treetops and the clouds, and so we ate them. We speared them, we clubbed them, we tangled their feet in glue, we netted them, we spitted them, we threw them onto hot coals, and all for love, because we loved them. We wanted to be one with them. We wanted to hatch out of clean, smooth, beautiful eggs, as they did, back when we were young and agile and innocent of cause and effect, we did not want the mess of being born, and so we crammed the birds into our gullets, feathers and all, but it was no use, we couldn’t sing, not effortlessly as they do, we can’t fly, not without smoke and metal, and as for the eggs we don’t stand a chance. We’re mired in gravity, we’re earthbound. We’re ankle-deep in blood, and all because we ate the birds, we ate them a long time ago, when we still had the power to say no."
— Margaret Atwood, The Tent, Eating the Birds (via weaverofstars)
(Source : insipidexpectations, via weaverofstars)
"Why do you weep? Did you think I was immortal?"
— Louis XIV (last words)
(Source : paris, via floralteacup)
"You were just a boy on a bed in a room, like a kaleidoscope is a tube full of bits of broken glass. But the way I saw you was pieces refracting the light, shifting into an infinite universe of flowers and rainbows and insects and planets, magical dividing cells, pictures no one else knew."
— Francesca Lia Block (via silentsouls)
(Source : luxfoxlisbon, via cedarmist-deactivated20130501)
"‘I am free,’ he said suddenly. And his joy changed, on the spot, to a crushing sense of anguish."
— Jean-Paul Sartre - The Reprieve (via alecshao)
(Source : gaws, via swanmaiden)
"I want to care, but I don’t. I look at you and all I feel is tired. I walk through school and all I want to do is leave. I wake up in the morning and don’t know why I’m here. I feel like I’m not real."
— Elizabeth Scott, Miracle (via bloodisthenewblackk)
(Source : larmoyante, via euox)
"Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person’s face as you pass on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. There are as much for you as they are for other people. Remember this when you wake up in the morning and think you have nothing."
— Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You (via larmoyante)
(Source : larmoyante, via starmaps)
"People are so fucking dumb. Nobody reads anymore, nobody goes out and looks and explores the society and culture that they were brought up in. People have attention spans of 5 seconds and as much depth as a glass of water."
— David Bowie (via mermaidsongs)
(Source : mols, via mermaidsongs)
"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
— Tennessee Williams (via gioiadivivere)
(Source : larmoyante, via punknachos)
"These are the moments I fall deeper in love with him. When neither of us says anything, and we just… stare. There’s an understanding there that goes much deeper than words ever could. A connection so real I can’t speak, because words could never say the things I feel."
— Amanda Grace, But I Love Him (via larmoyante)
(Source : larmoyante, via cedarmist-deactivated20130501)