#dark academia

It's quite interesting how Arthur Conan Doyle said My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplaces

I ask this one thing: let me go mad in my own way. (Elektra, Sophokles, trans. Anne Carson fr. An Oresteia)

❝ I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead. I lift my lids and all is born again. ❞                                  — 𝗠𝗮𝗱...

Are they destroying you or are you destroying yourself and they are not doing anything to save you?

i cannot stop thinking about this quote, and how much it represents me some days.

in the honour of oscar wilde’s birthday, here are some of my favorite quotes from him: “The only difference between the

I do not speak as I think, I do not think as I should, and so it all goes on in helpless darkness.  - Franz Kafka,

When I find myself in times of trouble Rainer Maria Rilke comes to me, speaking words of wisdom "You are not too old, and it

William Shakespeare, Macbeth: Act I, Scene 4

And I know I said earlier that he was perfect but he wasn’t perfect, far from it; he could be silly and vain and remote

They too, knew this beautiful and harrowing landscape; they’d had the same experience of looking up from their books

[...] And the nights, bigger than imagining: black and gusty and enormous, disordered and wild with stars.

"Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon." - Emily Dickinson

In my heart there was a kind of fighting that would not let me sleep.

I used to weave crowns

all i ever do is procrastinate by yearning for hours and live on ridiculous amounts of shakespeare and lana del rey references,...

"We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell." -Oscar Wilde

So therefore I dedicate myself to myself, to my art, my sleep, my dreams, my labors, my suffrances, my loneliness, my


Emily Dickinson, We Grow Accustomed to the Dark, from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson TEXT: "And so

And like the moon we must go through phases of emptiness to feel full again.


When you're faced with a seemingly unsolvable problem, reduce yourself to the problem and you yourself become that problem.

Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” ― Mary Oliver

When Franz Kafka said You are the knife I turn inside myself; that is love. That, my dear, is love, and Richard Jackson said