1996
Photographer : Michel Comte 

❝ The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he’s in prison. ❞
Fyodor Dostoevsky (via rejectionofmediocrity)

Girls from a West Bank village cool off in the Dead Sea.
By Paolo Pellegrin

bahtmun:

Nasty brat standing there as bold as brass. Harry Potter, the boy who stopped the Dark Lord. Friend of Mudbloods and blood-traitors alike.

red-lipstick:

Cloey Zikmund (USA) - Catnatomy      Drawings

HOWL

Fear not the wolf my child, or the song she sings for you. Her howl is the lullaby, to calm you through and through. Her soft voice wails across the woods, a sweet and gentle verse. But come autumn nights and full moon lights we’ll all join in the choirs. ❞
❝ 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 dianekrugers)

luigib0red:

clouds are terrifying

suggestivecacti:

“When Van Gogh was a young man in his early twenties, he was in London studying to be a clergyman. He had no thought of being an artist at all. he sat in his cheap little room writing a letter to his younger brother in Holland, whom he loved very much. He looked out his window at a watery twilight, a thin lamppost, a star, and he said in his letter something like this: “it is so beautiful I must show you how it looks.” And then on his cheap ruled note paper, he made the most beautiful, tender, little drawing of it. When I read this letter of Van Gogh’s it comforted me very much and seemed to throw a clear light on the whole road of Art. Before, I thought that to produce a work of painting or literature, you scowled and thought long and ponderously and weighed everything solemnly and learned everything that all artists had ever done aforetime, and what their influences and schools were, and you were extremely careful about *design* and *balance* and getting *interesting planes* into your painting, and avoided, with the most astringent severity, showing the faintest *academical* tendency, and were strictly modern. And so on and so on. But the moment I read Van Gogh’s letter I knew what art was, and the creative impulse. It is a feeling of love and enthusiasm for something, and in a direct, simple, passionate and true way, you try to show this beauty in things to others, by drawing it. And Van Gogh’s little drawing on the cheap note paper was a work of art because he loved the sky and the frail lamppost against it so seriously that he made the drawing with the most exquisite conscientiousness and care.”

— Brenda UelandIf You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit (via raggedybearcat)

melisica:

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