Thursday, June 28, 2012

another world

"it is almost as if you were frantically constructing another world while the world that you live in dissolves beneath your feet, and that your survival depends on completing this construction at least one second before the old habitation collapses."

- tennessee williams

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

the illusion of innocence

"it is photography itself that creates the illusion of innocence.  its ironies of frozen narrative lend to its subjects an apparent unawareness that they will change or die.  it is the future they are innocent of.  fifty years on we look at them with the godly knowledge of how they turned out after all- who they married, the date of their death- with no thought for who will one day be holding photographs of us."

-from the book black dogs by ian mcewan

Monday, June 25, 2012

beyond the yellow brick road

"so goodbye yellow brick road
where the dogs of society howl
you can't plant me in your penthouse
i'm going back to my plough

back to the howling old owl in the woods
hunting the horny back toad
oh i've finally decided my future lies
beyond the yellow brick road"

- from "goodbye yellow brick road" by elton john

model from faestock at

Sunday, June 24, 2012

nothing to hold on to

"do you remember when you'd pray
to never see the day
when someone would make you feel this way
'cause you knew
they would cut right through you
and once inside, you were afraid they'd find
nothing to hold on to."

- from "ring on the sill" by cowboy junkies

bees from the graphics fairy
(see link at right)

Friday, June 22, 2012

how close am i to losing?

"today you were far away
and i didn't ask you why
what could i say
i was far away
you just walked away
and i just watched you
what could i say

how close am i to losing you?

tonight you just close your eyes
and i just watch you
slip away

how close am i to losing?"

- from "about today" by the national

old house stock from

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

the most horrible thing in the world

"after the first glass, you see things as you wish they were.  after the second, you see things as they are not.  finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world."

- oscar wilde

vintage photo of little girl via

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


"memory is the seamstress, and a capricious one at that.  memory runs her needle in and out, up and down, hither and thither.  we know not what comes next, or what follows after.  thus, the most ordinary movement in the world, such as sitting down at a table and pulling the inkstand towards one, may agitate a thousand odd, disconnected fragments, now bright, now dim, hanging and bobbing and dipping and flaunting, like the underlinen of a family of fourteen on a line in a gale of wind."

- virginia woolf

dressmaker's dummy courtesy of fallen-stock at:

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

i can be a regular bitch

"she went around with the attitude that she would rather be beaten to death than take any shit."

"i can be a regular bitch.  just try me."

"she was the woman who hated men who hate women."

"i'm not going to apologize for the way i've led my life."

"keep in mind that i'm crazy, won't you?"

lisbeth salander quotes- girl with the dragon tattoo
written by stieg larsson

female stock from faestock at deviant art:

Saturday, June 16, 2012

it had been denied her

"she herself had never been able to be altogether herself:
it had been denied her."

- d.h. lawrence

images from the graphics fairy!

Friday, June 15, 2012

the angel

"i dreamt a dream! what can it mean?
and that i was a maiden queen:
guarded by an angel mild;
witless woe, was neer beguil'd!

and i wept both night and day
and he wiped my tears away
and i wept both day and night
and hid from him my hearts delight

so he took his wings and fled:
then the morn blush'd rosy red:
i dried my tears & arm'd my my fears,
with ten thousand shields and spears.

soon my angel came again;
i was arm'd, he came in vain:
for the time of youth was fled
and grey hairs were on my head"

- the angel by william blake

Thursday, June 14, 2012

dark side

"we all need to look into the dark side of our nature- that's where the energy is, the passion.
People are afraid of that because it holds pieces of us we're busy denying."

- sue grafton

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

the passionate evil

"this is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us."

- d.h. lawrence

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

love never dies a natural death

"love never dies a natural death.  it dies because we don't know how to replenish its source.  it dies of blindness and errors and betrayals.  it dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings."

-anais nin

Monday, June 11, 2012

midsummer night dream

"and sleep, that sometime shuts up sorrow's eye,
steal me awhile from mine own company."

- william shakespeare

Sunday, June 10, 2012

for then would i fly away

"oh that i had wings like a dove! for then would i fly away,
and be at rest."

- psalms 55:6

beautiful dove from the graphics fairy

Friday, June 8, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

i am happy now

"and thus the words were spoken;
and this the plighted vow;
and, though my faith be broken,
and, though my heart be broken,
here is a ring as token
that i am happy now"

-from bridal ballad by edgar allen poe

Monday, June 4, 2012

downward spiral

"i feel myself diminished, parts of me spiraling away into the darkness, that which is good and honest and true- if you hold it away from yourself long enough, do you lose it entirely?"

-cassandra clare