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Robert Capa—International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos
Pablo Picasso playing in the water with his son Claude, Vallauris, France, 1948.
Robert Capa’s Unpublished Color Photographs Debut at the International Center of Photography this month. Preview the work on LightBox.
He who voluntarily confronts tremendous odds must have very great internal resources to draw upon.
written by Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War (via whyallcaps)

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Успение Богородично
Varna, Bulgaria.
August, 2012.
Then one day, suddenly, it ends, it changes, I don’t understand, it dies, or it’s me, I don’t understand that either. I ask the words that remain— sleeping, waking, morning, evening. They have nothing to say.
written by Samuel Beckett, Endgame (via whyallcaps)

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Crimea, Ukraine.
September, 2012.
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Cembalo fortress in Balaklava.
Crimea, Ukraine.
September, 2012.
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Swallow’s Nest.
Crimea, Ukraine.
September, 2012.
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world
written by Gustave Flaubert (via exiledpoetssociety)

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Robert Mapplethorpe in front of his cover for Patti Smith’s Horses, 1975 ca.
Consider the world around you. You are holding a book made of paper, the crushed pulp of a tree. Trees are machines able to take a supply of atoms and molecules, break them down and rearrange them into cooperating colonies composed of many trillions of individual parts. They do this using a molecule known as chlorophyll, composed of over a hundred carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms twisted into an intricate shape with a few magnesium and nitrogen atoms bolted on. This assembly of particles is able to capture the light that has travelled the 93 million miles from our star, a nuclear furnace the volume of a million earths, and transfer that energy into the heart of cells, where it is used to build molecules from carbon dioxide and water, giving out life-enriching oxygen as it does so. It’s these molecular chains that form the superstructure of trees and all living things, the paper in your book. You can read the book and understand the words because you have eyes that can convert the scattered light from the pages into electrical impulses that are interpreted by your brain, the most complex structure we know of in the Universe. We have discovered that all these things are nothing more than assemblies of atoms, and that the wide variety of atoms are constructed using only three particles: electrons, protons and neutrons. We have also discovered that the protons and neutrons are themselves made up of smaller entities called quarks, and that it is where things stop, as far as we can tell today. Underpinning all of this is quantum theory.
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Landscapes from Mars(via)
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
written by Ernest Hemmingway (via girlinlondon)

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What twisted people we are. How simple we seem, or at least pretend to be in front of others, and how twisted we are deep down.
written by Roberto Bolaño, 2666 (via whyallcaps)

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I like cancelled plans. And empty bookstores. I like rainy days and thunderstorms. And quiet coffee shops. I like messy beds and over-worn pajamas. Most of all, I like the small joys that a simple life brings.
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Hemingway’s regard for T. S. Eliot, as a poet, a critic, and a man (David Markson)