You are Lucrezia Borgia.  You are the scandal of Italy.  You are also the envy of Italy.

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❝Like wildflowers; You must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.❞

Unknown (via koreyan)

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speciesbarocus:

Athanasius Kircher - Obeliscus Pamphilius (1650). Details. [x]

detailsofpaintings:

John Singer Sargent, Mrs Carl Meyer and her Children (detail)
1896

❝Don’t you find it odd," she continued, "that when you’re a kid, everyone, all the world, encourages you to follow your dreams. But when you’re older, somehow they act offended if you even try.❞

Ethan Hawke, The Hottest State (via commovente)

(via backshelfpoet)


aseaofquotes:

Laura Wiess, Such a Pretty Girl

❝I looked upon the sea, it was to be my grave.❞

 Mary Shelley, Frankenstein 
(via sansastarkt)

detailsofpaintings:

Irving Ramsey Wiles, The Sonata (detail)
1889

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