From “Song Birds as Neighbors,” c. 1920s.
"That’s what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending - performing. You get to love your pretence. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act - and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you’re trying to steal their most precious possession."
me drunk at a party: this music has, like, no saxaphone


“I close my eyes, but I can’t fall asleep, my body dying for the rest while my mind’s wide awake”— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore 

(Source: silenceinthecrowd, via shaky-hands-and-lovenotes)

"Have you ever had that feeling— that you’d like to go to a whole different place and become a whole different self?"
"I have this vision: That I would finally come and find you. Scattered pieces of distance would not stand in my way. Not needing words; the barest of glimpses would suffice for you and me."
"We waste so many days waiting for weekend. So many nights wanting morning. Our lust for future comfort is the biggest thief of life."

(Source: movieoftheday, via labelle-rose)

"Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can’t take it, and my heart is just going to cave in."
"When I was young, I expected from people more than they could give: neverending friendship and constant excitement.

Now I expect less than they can actually can give: to stay close silently. And their feelings, friendship, noble deeds always seem like a miracle to me: a true grace."

The actress Audrey Hepburn photographed by Terry O’Neill near the pool a rented villa in Ramatuelle, Var (France), during a break in the filming of “Two for the Road”, in May 1966. 
Audrey was wearing:
Shirt: Ken Scott (inspired in a model by Cacharel and created specially for the wardrobe of her character Joanna Wallace).
Skirt: Rose Bertin (of fine wool in a shade of light green, of the collection for the Spring/Summer of 1966).
Flat shoes: Céline (of white leather, purchased by Audrey in 1959).