Excerpt from “American Tune”

Many’s the time I’ve been mistaken, 
And many times confused 
And I’ve often felt forsaken, 
And certainly misused. 
But it’s all right, it’s all right, 
I’m just weary to my bones 
Still, you don’t expect to be 
Bright and bon vivant 
So far away from home, 
So far away from home.

I don’t know a soul who’s not been battered, 
Don’t have a friend who feels at ease, 
Don’t know a dream that’s not been shattered 
Or driven to its knees. 
But it’s all right, all right, 
We’ve lived so well so long. 
Still, when I think of the road we’re travelling on, 
I wonder what went wrong, 
I can’t help it 
I wonder what went wrong.  

"On the way downtown I stopped at a bar and had a couple of double Scotches. They didn’t do me any good. All they did was make me think of Silver Wig, and I never saw her again."

Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep (1939)

scienceisbeauty:

This illustration summarises the almost 14-billion-year long history of our Universe. It shows the main events that occurred between the initial phase of the cosmos, where its properties were almost uniform and punctuated only by tiny fluctuations, to the rich variety of cosmic structure that we observe today, from stars and planets to galaxies and galaxy clusters.
Credit: ESA/Planck
Source (Early Universe @UCL)

scienceisbeauty:

This illustration summarises the almost 14-billion-year long history of our Universe. It shows the main events that occurred between the initial phase of the cosmos, where its properties were almost uniform and punctuated only by tiny fluctuations, to the rich variety of cosmic structure that we observe today, from stars and planets to galaxies and galaxy clusters.

Credit: ESA/Planck

Source (Early Universe @UCL)

"And he knew he could not trust himself where risks were concerned. When he had had the Lydia towed into range of the Natividad and had fought it out with her gun to gun he had run such appalling risks that to this day he felt a little chill down his spine on recalling them. Risk and danger lured him even while he knew he was a fool to expose himself to them, and he knew that no risk would deter him once he had embarked on a course of action."

C.S. Forester, “The Happy Return”

"There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands’ necks. Anything can happen."

Raymond Chandler, “Red Wind”

"Every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not; and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

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kubrickist:

Stanley Kubrick  -  One-Point Perspective

compositions in which spatial planes converge at one vanishing point in the distance creating a sense that we are trapped within the scene rather than merely watching it. x

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kgishfishart:

So mad they didn’t end up together!

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The Rainy Day

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary 
It rains, and the wind is never weary; 
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall, 
But at every gust the dead leaves fall, 
    And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary; 
It rains, and the wind is never weary; 
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering Past, 
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast, 
    And the days are dark and dreary.

Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; 
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; 
Thy fate is the common fate of all, 
Into each life some rain must fall, 
    Some days must be dark and dreary.


- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

"And it’s as loud as a thunderclap but you hear it too."

"And it’s as loud as a thunderclap but you hear it too."

h-o-n-o-r-a-b-l-e:

mr-gerbear:

lady-johnlock:

lemon-the-epic:

OH COME ON

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW

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I scrolled past this but I audibly whispered “NO…” to nobody in particular so here we are. Damn it.

I’m leaving

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