You've Seen Me

“Masha, listen to me. Cosmetics are an extension of the will. Why do you think all men paint themselves when they go to fight? When I paint my eyes to match my soup, it is not because I have nothing better to do than worry over trifles. It says, I belong here, and you will not deny me. When I streak my lips red as foxgloves, I say, Come here, male. I am your mate, and you will not deny me. When I pinch my cheeks and dust them with mother-of-pearl, I say, Death, keep off, I am your enemy, and you will not deny me. I say these things, and the world listens, Masha. Because my magic is as strong as an arm. I am never denied.” 

❝ I’ve lived too long with pain. I won’t know who I am without it. ❞
Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game (via loveage-moondream)

For a year I have called every black tree Marya Morevna; I have looked for your face in the patterns of the ice.

❝ I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me. ❞
George Orwell, 1984  (via larmoyante)


Read in 2014 [#4] The Darkest Minds

"The darkest minds tend to hide behind the most unlikely faces."

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Books in Athens by Sistema Bibliotecario on Flickr.




Renee’s New Year’s resolution: read more classics.

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Books meme » Twenty male characters [1/20] | Noah Czerny (The Raven Cycle)

Something about Noah’s uneasy face reminded him of the frightened faces surrounding him, hornets on his skin, the sky blue as death above him. A long, long time ago, he’d been given another chance, and lately, the weight of needing to make it matter felt heavier. 



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#Meditation time. —-#eecummings #literature #poetry #coffee #cliche


It knows I’m done, he thought. After all that effort, here he was, surrounded by Grievers. It was over. Not even a week of salvageable memory, and his life was over.


from Peter Pan (also known as the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up or Peter and Wendy) by James Matthew Barrie