You've Seen Me

❝ Batter my heart, three-personed God, for you
As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;
That I may rise, and stand, o’erthrow me, and bend
Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new.
I, like an usurped town, to another due,
Labour to admit you, but Oh, to no end.
Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend,
But is captived, and proves weak or untrue.
Yet dearly I love you, and would be loved fain,
But am betrothed unto your enemy:
Divorce me, untie or break that knot again,
Take me to you, imprison me, for I,
Except you enthrall me, never shall be free,
Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me. ❞
John Donne  (via havisham)
❝ 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)
❝ I’m just gonna bullshit it. ❞
my life motto for the past 20 years  (via blurrymelancholy)
❝ I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me. ❞
George Orwell, 1984  (via larmoyante)
❝ Writing isn’t the same as speaking, I struggle with conversation ❞
Alex Turner (via yosame)

bookmania:

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

❝ As I cannot be the hero, let me be the monster, and lesson them in fear in place of love. ❞

George R.R. Martin, The Winds of Winter [x] (via subbuglio)

"And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover, To entertain these fair well-spoken days, I am determined to prove a villain, And hate the idle pleasures of these days." — William Shakespeare, Richard III, I, i (via dotofink)

❝ As an atheist, I see nothing “wrong” in believing in a God. I don’t think there is a God, but belief in him does no harm. If it helps you in any way, then that’s fine with me. It’s when belief starts infringing on other people’s rights when it worries me. I would never deny your right to believe in a God. I would just rather you didn’t kill people who believe in a different God, say. Or stone someone to death because your rulebook says their sexuality is immoral. It’s strange that anyone who believes that an all-powerful all-knowing, omniscient power responsible for everything that happens, would also want to judge and punish people for what they are. ❞
Ricky Gervais: “Why I’m an Atheist” (via perfect)
❝ I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind. ❞
Edgar Allan Poe, Complete Writings  (via awcas)

fma week: day five 
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❝ What I could never stand, though, was the idea of putting your heart and soul into something, then having somebody else screw it up. Handing it over. It sounds like a nice way to make money, but I wouldn’t do it with anything I genuinely cared about as an artist. ❞
Nic Pizzolatto
❝ You mean the generation that paid three times as much for college to enter a job market with triple the unemployment isn’t interested in purchasing the assets of the generation who just blew an enormous housing bubble and kept it from popping through quantitative easing and out-and-out federal support? Curious. ❞
#quotes #yea 
❝ Okay. This is really early, but I’ll tell you (it’s about) hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system. ❞

Nic Pizzolatto re: 'True Detective' season 2 | Hitfix (via popculturebrain)

We’re in.

(via theatlantic)

❝ I realized that people need to have their own journey with the show. Whatever they end up with – whatever theories they have or don’t have – that’s what it means to connect with an audience. One of the most exciting things to see from people who really like the show is that it has inspired such great creativity in them. There are websites of True Detective artwork out there now and it’s beautiful. And I don’t want to take that away from anybody. I know what it means to me. But I don’t want to take away anyone’s interpretation of the show. If they have an interpretation that means it lives inside them and they connected with the show. ❞
Nic Pizzolatto on the audience’s reaction to True Detective