Crazy ramblings about a crazy world
  • Day 19: Book to Movie/TV

    "Lift not the painted veil which those who live
    Call Life: though unreal shapes be pictured there,
    And it but mimic all we would believe
    With colours idly spread - behind, lurk Fear
    And Hope, twin Destinies; who ever weave
    Their shadows, o’er the chasm, sightless and drear.
    I knew one who had lifted it - he sought,
    For his lost heart was tender, things to love,
    But found them not, alas ! nor was there aught
    The world contains, the which he could approve.
    Through the unheeding many he did move,
    A splendour among shadows, a bright blot
    Upon this gloomy scene, a Spirit that strove
    For truth, and like the Preacher found it not.”

    ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

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  • mingled-yarn:

    Thank you, Deepika! 

    Indians need to hear this - and not only that, absorb it into their DNA.

    (via jennacolaman)

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  • staff:

    whitehouse:

    #ItsOnUs to stop sexual assault. Take the pledge to be part of the solution.

    If you or a friend is a victim of sexual assault, there are resources out there to get help. You can chat anonymously with trained professionals at RAINN, and find support services in your area.

    Take care of yourself and each other, Tumblr.

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  • The Prodigal Spy, Etc. (by Églantine)

    There are days and times when my living room floor looks like this, books strewn all over the place, like Gods who have descended from the heavens, from their exalted niches in Paradise to be amongst us, their devoted acolytes.

    (Source: rolledawaytoanoisyoblivion, via completelybooked)

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  • "Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries."
    Anne Herbert (via duttonbooks)

    (via teacoffeebooks)

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  • "If you can keep your head when all about you 
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

    If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools:

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings 
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
    if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And - which is more - you’ll be a Man, my son!”

    ~ Rudyard Kipling, “If”, recited by Sir Michael Caine
    Soundtrack: ‘Rise’ by Hans Zimmer, from ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ 

  • "A library is never complete. That’s the joy of it. We are always seeking one more book to add to our collection."
    Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There. (via falling-inlove-with-books)

    (via teacoffeebooks)

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  • "If we only fell in love with people who were perfect for us…then there wouldn’t be so much fuss about love in the first place."
    Amor Towles, Rules of Civility  (via quoted-books)
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