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House of Ismay

House of Ismay offers since 2008 brooches using old book pages retrieved, cut and pasted in various forms, corresponding with the talent original books at the image of “Of Mice And Men” by John Steinbeck.

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.

~Henry David Thoreau (via bookishleaves)

(Source: book-pause)

victoriousvocabulary:

GEFLUGELTE WORTE
[noun]
“winged words” - words or phrases which first appeared in a specific literary context but have since been passed into common usage to express a more general idea, sometimes to the extent that those quoting them are not aware of their original context.
Examples of winged words.
Etymology: German, used by German philologist Georg Büchmann in his book Geflügelte Worte (1864), derived from the Homeric phrase ἔπεα πτερόεντα (epea pteroenta).
[Christian Schloe]

victoriousvocabulary:

GEFLUGELTE WORTE

[noun]

“winged words” - words or phrases which first appeared in a specific literary context but have since been passed into common usage to express a more general idea, sometimes to the extent that those quoting them are not aware of their original context.

Examples of winged words.

Etymology: German, used by German philologist Georg Büchmann in his book Geflügelte Worte (1864), derived from the Homeric phrase ἔπεα πτερόεντα (epea pteroenta).

[Christian Schloe]

O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark,
The vacant interstellar spaces, the vacant into the vacant,
The captains, merchant bankers, eminent men of letters,
The generous patrons of art, the statesmen and the rulers,
Distinguished civil servants, chairmen of many committees,
Industrial lords and petty contractors, all go into the dark.

T.S. Eliot, “East Coker” (via larmoyante)

wonderfulambiguity:

“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” 
― E.B. White, 1976
Photo by Jill Krementz, A History of Women Photographers

wonderfulambiguity:

“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” 

― E.B. White, 1976

Photo by Jill Krementz, A History of Women Photographers

(Source: m3zzaluna)

Reading your work aloud, even silently, is the most astonishingly easy and reliable method that there is for achieving economy in prose, efficiency of description, and narrative effect as well. Rely upon it: if you can read it aloud to yourself without wincing, you have probably gotten it right.

To be an artist or a writer is to be this weird thing—a hand worker in an era of mass production.