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centuriesbehind:

The library of Lord Byron, in his palazzo in Pisa, Italy.

centuriesbehind:

The library of Lord Byron, in his palazzo in Pisa, Italy.

(Source: indecoroustaste.com, via sadyoungliterarygirls)

roussalka:

how byronic // a fanmix for leading men in literature who are mad, bad, and dangerous to know (in chronological order). listen.
one. people are strange / the doors (1967)two. sympathy for the devil / the rolling stones (1968)three. born under a bad sign / cream (1968)four. all the madmen / david bowie (1970)five. no quarter / led zeppelin (1973)six. wilderness / joy division (1979)seven. the shadow of love / the damned (1985)eight. the boy with a thorn in his side / the smiths (1986)nine. touch me i’m sick / mudhoney (1988)ten. pennyroyal tea / nirvana (1993)eleven. useless / depeche mode (1997)twelve. i’m finding it harder to be a gentleman / the white stripes (2001)thirteen. stormy weather / the kooks (2008)fourteen. lonely boy / the black keys (2011)fifteen. i want it all / the arctic monkeys (2013)

roussalka:

how byronic // a fanmix for leading men in literature who are mad, bad, and dangerous to know (in chronological order). listen.

one. people are strange / the doors (1967)
two. sympathy for the devil / the rolling stones (1968)
three. born under a bad sign / cream (1968)
four. all the madmen / david bowie (1970)
five. no quarter / led zeppelin (1973)
six. wilderness / joy division (1979)
seven. the shadow of love / the damned (1985)
eight. the boy with a thorn in his side / the smiths (1986)
nine. touch me i’m sick / mudhoney (1988)
ten. pennyroyal tea / nirvana (1993)
eleven. useless / depeche mode (1997)
twelve. i’m finding it harder to be a gentleman / the white stripes (2001)
thirteen. stormy weather / the kooks (2008)
fourteen. lonely boy / the black keys (2011)
fifteen. i want it all / the arctic monkeys (2013)

(via booksandquills)

beckisbookshelf:

Fleur finally found a place where my kids can’t reach her. Smart kitty.


chuckledresignation:
Jealousy (noun): Webster’s defines it as the feeling a book lover finds consuming their heart upon seeing Victor Hugo’s private library at Hauteville House, Guernsey.

chuckledresignation:

Jealousy (noun): Webster’s defines it as the feeling a book lover finds consuming their heart upon seeing Victor Hugo’s private library at Hauteville House, Guernsey.

(via bookporn)

The iPod, like the Walkman cassette player before it, allows us to listen to our music wherever we want. Previously, recording technology had unlinked music from the concert hall, the café, and the saloon, but now music can always be carried with us. Michael Bull, who has written frequently about the impact of the Walkman and the iPod, points out that we often use devices to ‘aestheticize urban space.’ We carry our own soundtrack with us wherever we go, and the world around us is overlaid with our music. Our whole life becomes a movie, and we can alter the score for it over and over again: one minute it’s a tragedy, and the next it’s an action film. Energetic, dreamy, or ominous and dark: everyone has their own private movie going on in their heads, and no two are the same….Theodor Adorno… called this situation ‘accompanied solitude,’ a situation where we might be alone, but we have the ability via music to create the illusion that we are not.

— from How Music Works, by David Byrne (via girlfromtralfamadore)

(via amywhipple)

There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning, and yearning. A man should be learning as he goes; and he should be earning bread for himself and others; and he should be yearning, too: yearning to know the unknowable.

— From Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley

(Source: lanatura, via witanddelight)