"If I’m not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I’d rather be by myself."

(via lamour-lamort)

(via p0ntifikate)

"Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it."

Tolstoy, A Confession (via bukarin)

(Source: sparklefox, via russkayaliteratura)

"…but why does the heart grieve and refuse to listen to reason? Why does one want to weep bitterly?"

Easter Eve, Anton Chekhov

"How much older can you be at your age? A half minute before that you were stepping into high school, and an unhooked brassiere was as close as you ever hoped to get to Paradise. Only a fifth of a second before that you were a small kid with a ten-week summer vacation that lasted a hundred thousand years and still ended too soon. Zip! They go rocketing by so fast. How the hell else are you ever going to slow time down?"

Joseph Heller, Catch-22 (via chaucers)

"Because paper has more patience than people."

Anne Frank (via cold-winter-days)

(via p0ntifikate)

"Beauty is a fearful and terrible thing! Fearful because its undefinable, and it cannot be defined, because here God gave us only riddles. Here the shores converge, here all contradictions live together….the terrible thing is that beauty is not only fearful but mysterious. Here the devil is struggling with God, and the battlefield is the human heart."

Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamoazov (via exceptionallyread)

(via dostoyevsky)

"I had ceased to ask that terrible question-what is the good of it all? Now it seemed quite plain and simple: the proper object of life was happiness, and I promised myself much happiness ahead."

Family Happiness

Leo Tolstoy

 

favorite song on days like today.

Kick back a little just to watch and see

Getting sicker by the minute with debauchery

Whatever your pleasure, I’m your punk

On the brink of sinking baby, but not yet sunk

 

"Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on Earth."

Fyodor Dostoevsky “Crime and Punishment”, 1866 (via pochemushka)

"Actually, people sometimes talk about man’s ‘bestial’ cruelty, but that is being terribly unjust and offensive to the beasts…"

Fyodor Dostoevsky

"A Dostoevsky novel sitting on a shelf is a bowl of anxiety and confusion, a bundle of frustrations marked by a desperate need for redemption."

Raquel Chanto


"Humble as a mumble in the jungle of shouts and screams, that’s the way the cracker crumbles so I guess I’ve got to reroute my dreams"

Andre 3000 [OutKast]
Stankonia 

"I think that if the devil does not exist, and man has therefore created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness."

Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Brothers Karamazov