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arcticdiscos:

 Sylvia Plath. 1932-1963
 “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I  want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the  skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades,  tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in  life. And I am horribly limited.” 

arcticdiscos:

 Sylvia Plath. 1932-1963

 “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I  want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the  skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades,  tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in  life. And I am horribly limited.” 

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books0977:

Aretino in the Studio of Tintoretto (c.1822). Pierre-Nolasque Bergeret (French, 1782-1863). Oil on canvas.
The source for the picture’s subject is Carlo Ridolfi’s book, Le Maraviglie dell’arte (1648). Aretino had spoken badly of Tintoretto. When they met one day Tintoretto invited Aretino to his studio to have his portrait done. During the sitting the painter suddenly pulled out a dagger from his robe. The surprised Aretino believed he was seeking revenge, and cried out and asked what he wanted. Tintoretto replied coldly, “Don’t move. I am taking your measurements.” Suitably intimidated by the incident, Aretino never again spoke badly of Tintoretto and they ultimately became friends. Bergeret’s picture depicting Tintoretto brandishing a pistol differs from the account due apparently to a translator’s confusion over the Italian word for dagger, “pistolese.”

books0977:

Aretino in the Studio of Tintoretto (c.1822). Pierre-Nolasque Bergeret (French, 1782-1863). Oil on canvas.

The source for the picture’s subject is Carlo Ridolfi’s book, Le Maraviglie dell’arte (1648). Aretino had spoken badly of Tintoretto. When they met one day Tintoretto invited Aretino to his studio to have his portrait done. During the sitting the painter suddenly pulled out a dagger from his robe. The surprised Aretino believed he was seeking revenge, and cried out and asked what he wanted. Tintoretto replied coldly, “Don’t move. I am taking your measurements.” Suitably intimidated by the incident, Aretino never again spoke badly of Tintoretto and they ultimately became friends. Bergeret’s picture depicting Tintoretto brandishing a pistol differs from the account due apparently to a translator’s confusion over the Italian word for dagger, “pistolese.”

books0977:

French actress Fanny Ardant reading in bookshop. Photographed for French Vogue in 1979.
Ardant was raised in Monte Carlo where she was educated at a convent school. A voracious reader, she discovered Proust at age 15 and felt as though his writings were for her.

books0977:

French actress Fanny Ardant reading in bookshop. Photographed for French Vogue in 1979.

Ardant was raised in Monte Carlo where she was educated at a convent school. A voracious reader, she discovered Proust at age 15 and felt as though his writings were for her.

books0977:

Thomas Hart Benton at work on his painting, “The Rape of Persephone.” Alfred Eisenstaedt, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images.
Benton published an autobiography in the late 1930s that was praised by none other than the Nobel Prize-winning American novelist Sinclair Lewis, who wrote, “Here’s a rare thing — a painter who can write.”

books0977:

Thomas Hart Benton at work on his painting, “The Rape of Persephone.” Alfred Eisenstaedt, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images.

Benton published an autobiography in the late 1930s that was praised by none other than the Nobel Prize-winning American novelist Sinclair Lewis, who wrote, “Here’s a rare thing — a painter who can write.”

ingridrichter:

Education of Alexander the Great by Aristotle by Jose Armet Portanell at Posterlounge.

ingridrichter:

Education of Alexander the Great by Aristotle by Jose Armet Portanell at Posterlounge.

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humansofnewyork:

"Speak slowly, we’re German.""What’s your favorite thing about her?""…. she’s there.""When did you most appreciate her being there?"
He made a slightly puzzled expression, then turned to his wife and started speaking in German. She looked up at the sky for a second, then said: “He is island in my life.”

humansofnewyork:

"Speak slowly, we’re German."
"What’s your favorite thing about her?"
"…. she’s there."
"When did you most appreciate her being there?"

He made a slightly puzzled expression, then turned to his wife and started speaking in German. She looked up at the sky for a second, then said: “He is island in my life.”

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overlookpress:

Love these Bob Eckstein drawings of his favorite bookstores in New York! Can’t wait for the second installment! via The New Yorker

Love love love

Pretttttty.

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abookblog:

I love this sign. It’s like pointing me to my destiny.

abookblog:

I love this sign. It’s like pointing me to my destiny.

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unashamedradiance:

When I’m almost done reading a good book.

WHY DOES THAT ELEPHANT REMIND ME OF JOHN GREEN SO MUCH

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bookorithms:

Jane Austen wrapped in a vintage penguin package.

bookorithms:

Jane Austen wrapped in a vintage penguin package.