in the golden blue

inspiration scrapbook, pretty things, travel dreams, musings, stories, essays // my head teems with eccentric plans, strange longings and quaint fancies.

“True literature can exist only where it is created, not by diligent and trustworthy officials, but by madmen, hermits, heretics, dreamers, rebels and skeptics.”

—   Yevgeny Zamyatin (via literatureismyutopia)

Five Writers Who Hallucinated

literatureismyutopia:

Virginia Woolf hallucinated and heard voices at moments of high nervous trauma.

Guy De Maupassant hallucinated as a result of the syphilis that finally killed him.

William Blake was often visited by inspiring visions from the spiritual world.

John Ruskin suffered from manic depression and often saw visions.

Hans Christian Andersen would hallucinate after nightmares brought on by his hypochondria.

“Perhaps they were right putting love into books. Perhaps it could not live anywhere else.”

—   William Faulkner (via lostwithmargaret)

(Source: 13neighbors, via literatureismyutopia)

books-and-coffee-lover:

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my dream home.

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minty fresh.

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dirty pink skies.

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silver blue ocean.

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  • lypophrenia: a feeling of sadness seemingly without a cause
  • drapetomania: an overwhelming urge to run away
  • escapism: a mental desire to retreat from unpleasant realities through fantasy
  • wanderlust: a desire to travel, to understand one’s very existence
  • dysania: the state of finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning
  • sanctuary: a small safe place in a troubling world
  • metathesiophobia: fear of change

(Source: bonvivantx, via literatureismyutopia)

ignissannat:

“The little Mermaid” illustrations by Nonna Aleshina

(via literatureismyutopia)

optimistsdaughter:

For Jane: with all the love I had, which was not enough.

optimistsdaughter:

For Jane: with all the love I had, which was not enough.

(via literatureismyutopia)

reading-as-breathing: