by E. E. Cummings
by E. E. Cummings
It’s just. It’s a very deep meaning to me. You could believe as Romeo shouts this into the sky (just after learning from Juliets death) he is going to defy his own fate by committing suicide. The most tragic part of this this is that we know that Romeo is mistaken and that the events that befall him were going to happen anyway and that he was destined to fall for Juliet and for it to come to a tragic end. Maybe that’s what I love about it so much. Living your life with the thought that your actions can determine your destiny - although in the end anything is predetermined. Being aware of what you are doing, not regretting any result.
Sorry, this has gone deeper than I wanted to. ;)
|—||Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (via somelittlejoy)|
My skull and books. I am a library science student specializing in rare books and manuscripts so this illustrates that pretty well.
This is my Shakespearean Lady dressed as a man. Along with a great Twelfth Night quote:
"There is no darkness but ignorance"
Perfect for me being a librarian :)
|—||Colette, Casual Chance, 1964|
“Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were “I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” That’s why I’m going. So I don’t have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.” -John Green, Looking for Alaska
John Green is one of my favorite authors, and Rabelais is in my list of favorite poems. The compass was taken from one of Salvador Dali’s clocks. It’s broken because it doesn’t matter where I go as long as I go to find something bigger than myself.
I’ve only just discovered your blog, and I thought I’d email in!
I’ve had my Salman Rushdie tattoo for 2-3 years now. It’s from the
front cover of the first edition of The Satanic Verses.
Rushdie is my favourite author and the TSV is my favourite book -
hence me getting the tattoo. But you might be interested in some of
the back story of the image. It’s from an 17th century Islamic
painting, you can view it here:
The painting is one of many depictions of the ‘Shahname’ - a set of
ancient epic poems. If you’re interested in the story, here is another
link explaining the scene:
My blog is here: http://shaandaarcafe.com/
On the glass, its light carving out the curtains
Like the shadow of a wing across the windowpane.
|—||Tom Sleigh, from “The Wound” (via evatalmadge)|
My 31st or 32nd birthday present from my wife. It is from book 10 of Homer’s “Odyssey.” It says “tie yourself to the mast and make fast the ropes, then you can hear the singing sirens.” The quotation is personal to me as well as aesthetic.
I’ve always loved E.E. Cummings. I was also an English major in college with a love for vintage, which sums up why I chose this quote and what inspired the vintage looking frame.This quote can be interpreted many different ways, but it mostly just reminds me to keep it moving when stuff gets hard. I actually was going to get a more, um, depressing quote done, but at the last minute, I changed it to something life affirming and positive by one of my favorite writers and haven’t looked back. This tattoo was done by Jess Klemm.
|—||Mark Twain, via flavorwire|