Robert W. Chambers, The King in Yellow
“Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn’t have any kind of prison.
Because of this, we had no delinquents.
Without a prison, there can be no delinquents.
We had no locks nor keys and therefore among us there were no thieves.
When someone was so poor that he couldn’t afford a horse, a tent or a blanket, he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift.
We were too uncivilized to give great importance to private property.
We didn’t know any kind of money and consequently, the value of a human being was not determined by his wealth.
We had no written laws laid down, no lawyers, no politicians, therefore we were not able to cheat and swindle one another.
We were really in bad shape before the white men arrived and I don’t know how to explain how we were able to manage without these fundamental things that (so they tell us) are so necessary for a civilized society.”
|—||william chapman (via williamchapmanwritings)|
Sylvia Plath (The Unabridged Journals Of Sylvia Plath)
i mean… myself, the universe(via sweetcheeksaremadeofthese)
You remember too much,
my mother said to me recently.
Why hold onto all that?
And I said,
Where do I put it down?
Anne Carson, from “The Glass Essay” (via missmeretrix)
I wish I knew where I could leave it(via geminiseyes)
Finally have my own copy of Love and Misadventure by Lang Leav! This is the last copy in Fully Booked and I feel so lucky to finally have it in my hands! This poem, by far, is my favorite (it brought me to tears as well!) I have so much love for this author. Stay amazing, Lang Leav. You make me happy with the use of your words every single day.
So glad to hear lovely, thanks so much and oodles of love to you too! xo Lang
Good Night Tumblr.
|—||Ben Howard, “Oats In the Water” (via blue-jayne)|
|—||Maya Angelou (via mistymorningme)|
|—||Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran (via psych-facts)|