The end of all good music is to affect the soul. Claudio Monteverdi (via itsquoted)

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1 month ago // 272 notes
Amidst the chaos
you alone were the stillness,
you always will be. Daily Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson (via tylerknott)

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When she was young she had learned to caress the phrases of Chopin with their sinuous and excessively long necks, so free, so flexible, so tactile, which begin by seeking out and exploring a place for themselves far outside and away from the direction in which they started, far beyond the point which one might have expected them to reach, and which frolic in their fantasy distance only to come back more deliberately — with a more premeditated return, with more precision, as though upon a crystal glass that resonates until you cry out — to strike you in the heart.

Marcel Proust. Swann’s Way. Trans. Lydia Davis. New York: Penguin, 2002. p. 344.

Chopin’s phrases are not unlike the drawn out phrases that Proust himself often utilizes.

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1 month ago // 51 notes
And it has been
one hell
of a year.
I have worn
the seasons
under my sleeves,
on my thighs,
running down my cheeks.
This is what
looks like, my dear. Michelle K., It Has Been One Hell of a Year (via thelittlehero)

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1 month ago // 205,796 notes
A repeat outfit is really just a well-earned encore. J.Crew (via modelcityzen)

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1 month ago // 5,063 notes
We assume others show love the same way we do — and if they don’t, we worry it’s not there. Unknown (via thatkindofwoman)

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1 month ago // 472,985 notes
Hiding your hurt only intensifies it. Problems grow in the dark and only become bigger and bigger, but when exposed to the light of truth, they shrink. You are only as sick as your secrets. So take off your mask, stop pretending you’re perfect and walk into freedom. Rick Warren  (via thatkindofwoman)

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1 month ago // 8,726 notes
The mixtapes we made for ourselves were musical mirrors. The sadness, anger, or frustration you might be feeling at a given time could be encapsulated in the song selection. You made mixtapes that corresponded to emotional states, and they’d be available to pop into the deck when each feeling needed reinforcing or soothing. The mixtape was your friend, your psychiatrist, and your solace. David Byrne, “How Music Works” (via thesoviette)

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1 month ago // 92 notes
There is nothing prettier than a city at 5 AM with its empty streets and cold wind. (via forever-and-alwayss)

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1 month ago // 496,247 notes
If you find someone who makes you smile,
Who checks up on you to see if you’re okay,
Who watches out for you and wants the very best for you,
Don’t let them go.
Keep them close and don’t take them for granted.
People like them are hard to find. (via danistheflameprince)

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1 month ago // 85,866 notes
Incessantly she puzzled him: one hour so intimate and charming, the next, silent and cold, apparently unmoved by any consideration of their love or anything he could say. F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned (via debourbon)

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1 month ago // 321 notes
My point is: in this whole wide world the only person you can depend on is you. Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via thatkindofwoman)

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1 month ago // 37,288 notes
What had he said to me that first day? Something about natural chemistry. He claimed he’d noticed it right from the start, and maybe it was an explanation, of sorts, of why we kept coming together, again and again. Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby  (via thatkindofwoman)

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1 month ago // 1,737 notes
Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder. To search for the truth. Albert Einstein (via thatkindofwoman)

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