1. explore-blog:

    For Marcel Proust’s birthday, David Bowie – an avid lover of literatureanswers the famous Proust Questionnaire.

    amazing. i totally agree!

    (Source: explore-blog)


  2. literaryjukebox:

    I reach what I might call a philosophy; at any rate it is a constant idea of mine; that behind the cotton wool is hidden a pattern; that we — I mean all human beings — are connected with this; that the whole world is a work of art; that we are parts of the work of art… Certainly and emphatically there is no God; we are the words; we are the music; we are the thing itself. And I see this when I have a shock… There is a pattern hid behind the cotton wool.

    Virginia Woolf in Moments of Being

    Song: “This World” by Zero 7

  3. Purposely intimidating racist old white men on public transport.

    (Source: youdidwhatnow, via scareymulligan)

  5. replimat:

    Rivendell, by Alan Lee. Such an amazing painting, definitely…

    (Source: , via alan-and-john)

  6. explore-blog:

    “You live out the confusions until they become clear.” Timeless truths from Anaïs Nin, hand-lettered by artist Lisa Congdon (previously)

    (Source: , via explore-blog)

  7. explore-blog:

    Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger? As Joe Hanson puts it, this TED talk by David Epstein, former Sports Illustrated writer and author of The Sports Gene, will change the way you look at sports. 

    (Source: explore-blog)

  8. I have just finished watching this beautiful film by Makoto Shinkai. I am so lucky with Japanese animation films, I always seem to really enjoy the stories and the art so my time devoted to watching them are always wisely (at least, in my opinion) spent.

    My nihongo professor told me the director, Makoto Shinkai is one of her favorites. She made our class watch a portion of it earlier and I must say, my heartstrings were pulled tightly by this film. 


    The other film I watched before this was The Garden of Words. It was a love story as well and was good too. There is just a different kind of charm when the story is about children, like in this one. I loved the Wolf Children too.

    (Source: plutonesian)