19th Feb 14 • 40,506 notes • Reblog
"You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here."
Advice to Sylvia Plath, from her mother.
19th Feb 14 • 2,595 notes • Reblog
"We are all bits and pieces of history and literature and international law, Byron, Tom Paine, Machiavelli or Christ, it’s here. And the hour’s late. And the war’s begun. And we are out here, and the city is there, all wrapped up in its own coat of a thousand colors."
17th Feb 14 • 6 notes • Reblog
"A villain is in control. A villain is a mask of elegance and style, behind which is a whirring and brilliant intelligence. But the trick is to make it all look easy."
16th Feb 14 • 7,063 notes • Reblog
"I overcame myself, the sufferer; I carried my own ashes to the mountains; I invented a brighter flame for myself."