"‘And for what, for what, no matter what you do it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.’
‘What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?’"
Cloud Atlas (via talean-bean)
trying desperately to stop myself thinking exams don’t matter, and to stop dwelling on things which should have been so much more important. exam in 2 and a half hours, this is certainly not an ideal disposition
reblogging myself because everything that applied 2 years ago still applies now..
thoughts are uncontrollably fluctuating between “this is fine, its going to be alright” to “oh my goodness i can not possibly do this what am i thinking”
finding out that my lab report word limit wasn’t 3,000 but instead 2,500.
making my already problematic introduction of 1,500 words even more problematic.
"Well, from the moment I met you, your personality had the most extraordinary influence over me. I quite admit that I adored you madly, extravagantly, absurdly. I was jealous of every one to whom you spoke. I wanted to have you all to myself. I was only happy when I was with you. When I was away from you, you were still present in my art. It was all wrong and foolish. It is all wrong and foolish still. Of course I never let you know anything about this. It would have been impossible. You would not have understood it; I did not understand it myself. One day I determined to paint a wonderful portrait of you. It was to have been my masterpiece. It is my masterpiece. But, as I worked at it, every flake and film of colour seemed to me to reveal my secret. There was love in every line, and in every touch there was passion."
Oscar Wilde (The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray)
"I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them."
Oscar Wilde (via emilygardiner)
"Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape."
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (via floatingmemories)
"I’m sorry that I’m both your umbrella and the rain."
Tablo (via floatingmemories)
"the deserted auditorium was a haunting frame for its rainy landscapes of the old disney. giants strode across the screen, lit by sunlight captured through a lens when your grandather’s grandfather, archivist, was kicing inside his mother’s womb.
time is what stops history happening at once; time is the speed at which the past disappears. film gives those lost worlds a brief ressurection. those since-fallen buildings, those long-decayed faces, they engrossed me. we were as you are, they said. the present doesn’t matter."
(an orison of sonmi~451) cloud atlas, david mitchell.
sonmi~451 tells the archivist what it was like to watch ‘the ghastly ordeal of timothy cavendish’ in an old auditorium, centuries after it had been made
I know exactly what episode is being filmed here because of their outfits.