❝If we are strong enough in our souls we can rip away the veil and look that naked, terrible beauty right in the face; let God consume us, devour us, unstring our bones. Then spit us out reborn.❞

Donna Tartt, The Secret History (via camilla-macauley)

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❝If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself.❞

Fyodor Dostoevsky, Demons (via fightclubs)

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Edwin Long - Queen Esther (1878)

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Six Wives of King Henry VIII
     ↳ Anne Boleyn (m. 1533-1536)


Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

❝Every introvert alive knows the exquisite pleasure of stepping from the clamor of a party into the bathroom and closing the door.❞

Sophia Dembling — The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World  (via tomhiddlston)

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Felicity Jones in Cheerful Weather for the Wedding


Why not seize the pleasure at once? — How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!

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