“By then I knew that everything good and bad left emptiness when it stopped. But if it was bad, the emptiness filled up by itself. If it was good you could only fill it by finding something better".”—Ernest Hemingway (via brendabejar)
“Against the snow a Being of high-statured Beauty. Whistlings of death and circles of secret music make the adored body, like a specter, rise, expand, and quiver; wounds of black and scarlet burst in the superb flesh. — Life’s own colors darken, dance, and drift around the Vision in the making. — Shudders rise and rumble, and the delirious savor of these effects clashing with the deadly hissings and the hoarse music that the world, far behind us, hurls at our mother of beauty, — she recoils, she rears up. Oh, our bones are clothed with an amorous new body.
O the ashy face, the crined escutcheon, the crystal arms! The cannon on which I am to fall in the melee of trees and of light air!”— “Beautous Being,” from Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud (via theyrenotcholos)