Writers being original (via katerafterdark)
"My female protagonist needs some angst… I know, I’ll have her be sexually assaulted, because that’s what happens to women."
I don’t know why Frank insisted on bringing me to this dinner party, I don’t even know what to talk about and everyone’s already having a conversation, it’d be awkward to butt in. A steakhouse? Really? I’m a pescetarian, Frank. We’ve known each other ten years. Nobody’s even bothered to comment on my coat or offered a tummy rub. Your friends are shit, Frank.
my favorite post of 2013
Fantin-Latour’s White cup and saucer is a vision of the everyday. It is also an ode to the beauty of looking and observing. Light falling on the white porcelain, cast shadows and glistening silver. What a beautiful thing. Simple, elegant and absolutely glorious.
The canvases of Henri Fantin-Latour do not assault your eyes, do not leap at you from the walls. They must be looked at for a length of time in order to penetrate them, and their conscientiousness, their simple truth - you take these in entirely, and then you return.
- Emile Zola, 1880