❝…say a prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages.❞

Tennessee Williams, Camino Real  (via thatkindofwoman)

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Model at Chanel Haute Couture S/S 2006

❝She belonged in libraries and book stores. She left her heart between the pages of her books.❞

❝You’re the only girl I’ve seen for a long time that actually did look like something blooming.❞

Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald (via likeanoldstory)

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Daisy, 'The Great Gatsby'

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❝She was picking flowers: roses, crocus, and beautiful violets
up and down the soft meadow. Iris blossoms too she picked, and hyacinth.
And the narcissus, which was grown as a lure for the flower-faced girl by Gaia. It was a wondrous thing in its splendor. To look at it gives a sense of holy awe to the immortal gods as well as mortal humans. Its sweet fragrance spread over the wide skies up above.
And the earth below smiled back in all its radiance.
So too the churning mass of the salty sea.
Persephone was filled with a sense of wonder, and she reached out with both hands to take hold of the pretty plaything.
And the earth, full of roads leading every which way, opened up under her.❞

Homer, excerpt of an (Homeric) Hymn to Demeter  (via typewriterjazz)

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

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