Pleasure is oft a visitant; but pain clings cruelly to us.– John Keats (via bitchville)
chicanery \shih-KAY-nuh-ree, noun: 1. The use of trickery or sophistry to deceive (as in matters of law). 2. A trick; a subterfuge. Wordsworth’s paternal grandfather, Richard, had first come to Westmorland from South Yorkshire in 1700, to recoup his fortunes with the then baron Lonsdale, having been done out of his fortune by his own guardian’s chicanery. — Kenneth R....
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An Existential Term a Day
fuckyeahexistentialism: True Heroism: a “daring to be entirely oneself, alone before God.”
Just because I don’t care doesn’t mean I don’t understand.– Homer Simpson (via kari-shma)
There is no difference between injuring people and wronging them.– Socrates (via quote-book)
Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought...– Vincent Van Gogh (via interiors-porn)
There is a quality about women who choose men sparingly; it appears in their...– Charles Bukowski (via sadnesses) yes, their is a quality.
After a long time, she came to the conclusion that men brought only pain,...– Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes (via karenmarzo)
inchoate \in-KOH-it, adjective: 1. In an initial or early stage; just begun. 2. Imperfectly formed or formulated. Mildred Spock believed that, at about the age of three, her children’s inchoate wills were to be shaped like vines sprouting up a beanpole. — Thomas Maier, Dr. Spock: An American Life She also had a vision, not yet articulated, an inchoate sense of some special calling...
onomancy PRONUNCIATION: (ON-uh-man-see) MEANING: noun: Divination by the letters of a name. ETYMOLOGY: From Greek onoma- (name) + -mancy (divination). Earliest recorded use: 1603. NOTES: Some parents name their children after careful consideration of onomancy to assure the best possible future for them. Some people alter the spelling of their names or adopt a new name in an effort to...
The lower you fall, the higher you’ll fly.– Chuck Palahniuk (Submitted by: burningpavements)
A style is not a matter of camera angles or fancy footwork, it’s an expression,...– Karel Reisz (via fuckyeahdirectors)
crepuscular \kri-PUS-kyuh-lur, adjective: 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling twilight; dim. 2. (Zoology) Appearing or active at twilight. I’ve been through their checkout and noted its resemblance to Hades - the crepuscular gloom, the dungeon lighting, the mile-long shuffling queue, the glum, sickly faces, the trolleys piled high with flat-pack cardboard units. — John Walsh,...
simony PRONUNCIATION: (SY-muh-nee, SIM-) MEANING: noun: Profiting from holy things, especially buying and selling of holy positions and pardons. ETYMOLOGY: After Simon Magus, Samaritan sorcerer in the Bible, who wanted to buy spiritual powers — the ability to transfer the “Holy Spirit” by putting hands on someone — from Peter. USAGE: “A related theme —...
achoiceinthematter: Someone with emerald green eyes.
Adults are just children who earn money.– Kenneth Branaugh (via citysisters)
coruscate[KOR-uh-skayt] Definition: to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam. -intransitive verb 0. To give off or reflect bright beams or flashes of light; to sparkle. -intransitive verb 0. To exhibit brilliant, sparkling technique or style. Example: They pulled up at the farthest end of a loop path that looked out over the great basin of the Rio Grande under brilliant,...
I realize that, while often happy and often cheerful, I am always sad.– Fernando Pessoa (via -sussurrare, foudre) (via suzywire) (via -theavalanche) (via longlivethequeen)