the child grows enormous but never grows up
Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.
Claude Monet  (via elliejune)
tmills:

This painting,  Ballad for Frida Kahlo by Alice Rahon, made me cry today. It’s too beautiful. TOO BEAUTIFUL.

tmills:

This painting,  Ballad for Frida Kahlo by Alice Rahon, made me cry today. It’s too beautiful. TOO BEAUTIFUL.

The first question I ask myself when something doesn’t seem to be beautiful is why do I think it’s not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.
John Cage (via nirvikalpa)
I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no melancholy.
Charles Baudelaire (via mythologyofblue)
Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.
Claude Monet
Strangeness is the indispensable condiment of all beauty.
Charles Baudelaire
The books or the music in which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust in them; it was not in them, it only came through them, and what came through them was longing. These things - the beauty, the memory of our own past - are good images of what we really desire; but if they are mistaken for the thing itself they turn into dumb idols, breaking the hearts of their worshipers. For they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have not visited.
C. S. Lewis, The Weight Of Glory. Thank you, Whiskey River. (via crashinglybeautiful)
…beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
Albert Camus
I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.
Yohji Yamamoto