Notes In Paradise


"For three weeks [Bunny] had been in a panic over a paper he had to write for his fourth course, something called Masterworks of English Literature. The assignment was twenty-five pages on John Donne. […] Somewhere, Bunny had heard that John Donne had been acquainted with Izaak Walton, and in some dim corridor of his mind this friendship grew larger and larger, until in his mind the two men were practically interchangeable. We never understood how this fatal connection had established itself; Henry blamed it on Men of Thought and Deed, but no one knew for sure. […] All I remember about the paper was that it ended with the sentence “And as we leave Donne and Walton on the shores of Metahemeralism, we wave a fond farewell to those famous chums of yore.” We wondered if he would fail."

One of the funny bits from Donna Tartt’s The Secret History. (via fergmus)

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"If you had stars inside your brain cells you’d probably understand what I am talking about."
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"If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a fact, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system."

Dr. Wayne Dyer, Your Erroneous Zones (via erosboros)

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"Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own."

H. Jackson Brown Jr. (via anaesthesia4aesthetes)

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"I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more."
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"Make it happen. Shock everyone."

(via suspend)

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