❝The Greek word for return is nostos. Algos means suffering. So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.❞

Kundera, Milan. Ignorance (via blurrymelancholy)

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❝I imagined that I was tainted with a secret pollution, imperceptible to most.❞

From The Secret History by Donna Tartt (via hush-syrup)

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❝My soul bleeds and the blood steadily, silently, disturbingly slowly, swallows me whole.❞

Fyodor Dostoevsky (via mirroir)

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It would be a sin to help you destroy yourself.

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❝Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.❞

Khalil Gibran (via observando)

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HISTORY MEME | Charming Ladies [3/5} → Catherine Willoughby, Duchess of Suffolk (1519-1580)

Catherine was known for her wit, sharp tongue, and devotion to learning, by the last years of Henry VIII’s reign the Duchess of Suffolk was also an outspoken advocate of the English Reformation. She was certainly unafraid to speak her mind, informing her friend Lord Cecil that he was not bold enough. Diplomacy was well within her reach, but other things mattered more to Catherine. She was a deeply religious lady who took Hugh Latimer as Chaplain following the early death of her two sons. Catherine saw Henry VIII marry Anne, Jane, Anne, Katheryn and Catherine as well as Edward VI rise and fade. She saw her friend France’s daughter Jane become Queen and nine days later face rejection ending in execution. She and Bertie stayed on the Continent during Mary’s reign. She saw France’s second daughter Katherine and third daughter Mary both lose their lives for love under the fretful behavior of Queen Elizabeth I. ”We could almost wish that a lady of the courage and vivacity of Catherine of Suffolk had sat upon the English throne for a time. But the crown can strangle as much as empower. And perhaps she was able to accomplish more behind the scenes than she could ever had done on the fickle and turbulent stage of history.” (x)

Let them eat cake.

Marie Antoinette (2006)

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