#romantic academia

"I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting

Do you know what a poem is, Esther?' No, what?' I would say. A piece of dust.' Then, just as he was smiling and starting to

Franz Kafka Rumi Haruki Murakami Theodore Dreiser Sigmund Freud Rudyard Kipling Henry Miller

- Franz Kafka

all i want is to recieve and write vulnerable handwritten letter.

Just like Alan Ginsberg, I, too, don’t do anything with my life except romanticize and decay with indecision.

Franz Kafka

Anne always remembered the silvery, peaceful beauty and fragrant calm of that night. It was the last night before sorrow


Voltaire Mikhail Bulgakov Elizabeth Gaskell Alexandre Cabanel / Fallen Angel Allen Ginsberg Gaston Leroux

When Nietzsche said You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star, and Anaïs Nin said In chaos there

"We read to know we're not alone." - William Nicholson, Shadowlands

Leo Tolstoy Edgar Allan Poe Kahlil Gibran Charles Baudelaire Rainer Maria Rilke Donna Tartt Fyodor Dostoevsky

Franz Kafka, diary entry, November 9, 1911

This tremendous world I have inside of me. How to free myself, and this world, without tearing myself to pieces. And rather

Franz Kafka's desk I sat at my fine desk ... It's a respectably minded desk which is meant to educate. Where the writer's

Avijeet Das / Charlotte Brontë / Bill Bryson / I Origins / Carlo Rovelli / Carl Sagan

EXULANSIS n. the tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it—

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

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

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

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


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

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

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