Man shouldn’t be able to see his own face – there’s nothing more sinister. Nature gave him the gift of not being able to see it, and of not being able to stare into his own eyes.
Only in the water of rivers and ponds could he look at his face. And the very posture he had to assume was symbolic. He had to bend over, stoop down, to commit the ignominy of beholding himself.
The inventor of the mirror poisoned the human heart.
— Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet (via das-grablied)
Asked by Anonymous
I smel GOOD!!! Ahahahahah!!! subverted
ACTUAL SUMMARY OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY
Zeus: im gonna put my dick in it
Everyone: dont put ur dick in it
Zeus: toO LaTE
“ Write beautifully what people don’t want to hear.
— Frederick Seidel, on his disagreeable poetry (via stxxz)
“ Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That’s part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads - at least that’s where I imagine it - there’s a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in awhile, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you’ll live forever in your own private library.
— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via rabbitinthemoon)
the surest sign of a good book or a good movie is that when you’re finished you begin to see and feel the world a little bit differently.
it kind of sucks that i read a borrowed copy of kafka so i couldn’t annotate it or highlight any memorable lines, but i’m definitely going to get my own copy and re-read it sometime. a fantastic read.