We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them.
—John Waters, turning 67 today! (via bookriot)
I do not make art to hang above women’s couches
—Picasso (via lucielleslife)
i am a patient, she said. i am physician and patient at once. but self-knowledge is not the remedy i prescribe to myself. i want as much self-knowledge as i can get-let me not be deceived-but self-knowledge isn’t the goal i seek. strength, strength is what i want. strength not to endure, i have that and it has made me weak-but strength to act-
—Susan Sontag, Journal & Notebooks, 1958 (via loveouthome)
..like all planets, I turn in my sleep, I’ve been doing it
since before I was born.
My body is a nightmare
it hurts me every day.
I’ve been taught to resent it by boys
trying to forge themselves righteous through conquering.
They knew there was something wrong with me,
it was explained through hands
that spoke only in exclamation points.
—Brian Ellis, excerpt from “Caesarian” (via pigmenting)