Posts tagged IReland
Excerpt | You

will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realise how seldom they do.

Wallace, D. F. (2005) Infinite Jest

Fundamentals | Tie A Knot

When you are at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.

Theodore Roosevelt

Et Cetera | James Abbott McNeill Whistler
 
Seated Woman with Red Hair, 1870/1873

Seated Woman with Red Hair, 1870/1873

 
Excerpt | Summer Wishes

I wish we could spend July by the sea, browning ourselves and feeling water-weighted hair flow behind us from a dive.
I wish our gravest concerns were the summer gnats.
I wish we were hungry for hot dogs and dopes, and it would be nice to smell the starch of summer linens and the faint odor of talc in blistering summer bath houses ...
We could lie in long citoneuse beams of the five o'clock sun on the plage at Juan-les-Pins and hear the sound of the drum and piano being scooped out to sea by the waves.

Fitzgerald, Z. (1985) Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

et cetera | Clouds

“Aren't the clouds beautiful? They look like big balls of cotton... I could just lie here all day, and watch them drift by... If you use your imagination, you can see lots of things in the cloud formations... What do you think you see, Linus?"
"Well, those clouds up there look like the map of the British Honduras on the Caribbean...
That cloud up there looks a little like the profile of Thomas Eakins, the famous painter and sculptor...
And that group of clouds over there gives me the impression of the stoning of Stephen...
I can see the apostle Paul standing there to one side..."
"Uh huh... That's very good... What do you see in the clouds, Charlie Brown?"
"Well, I was going to say I saw a ducky and a horsie, but I changed my mind!”

Schulz, C. M. (2006) The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 5: 1959-1960

Et Cetera | Richard Riemerschmid
 
In the Countryside, 1895

In the Countryside, 1895

 
Excerpt | Solitude

The deeper the solitude the less the sense of loneliness, and the nearer our friends.

Muir, J. (1911 ) My First Summer in the Sierra

Atmospheres | Peder Severin Krøyer
 
Hip, Hip, Hurrah! 1888

Hip, Hip, Hurrah! 1888

 
Excerpt | Those who love much

, do much and accomplish much, and whatever is done with love is done well. love is the best and noblest thing in the human heart, especially when it is tested by life as gold is tested by fire.
happy is he who has loved much, and although he may have wavered and doubted, he has kept that divine spark alive and returned to what was in the beginning and ever shall be.
if only one keeps loving faithfully what is truly worth loving and does not squander one's love on trivial and insignificant and meaningless things then one will gradually obtain more light and grow stronger.

van gogh, v. and de leeuw, r. (1997) the letters of vincent van gogh

Fundamentals | Faith

there are no tricks in plain and simple faith.

shakespeare, w.

Et Cetera | Cy Twombly
 
Untitled. 1969

Untitled. 1969

 
Et Cetera | Horst P Horst
 
John Frederic. 1943

John Frederic. 1943

 
Fundamentas | Steve Martin

Before you criticise a man, walk a mile in his shoes.
That way, when you do criticise him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.

Fundamentals | Lawrence Ferlinghetti

If you're too open-minded; your brains will fall out.

Et Cetera | HG7 Housing, Stockholm
 
by Andreas Martin-Löf, completed 2015

by Andreas Martin-Löf, completed 2015

 
Et Cetera | SANAA
 
Moriyama House, completed 2005. Photography by Salva López

Moriyama House, completed 2005.
Photography by Salva López