Two young women stand near a turning aircraft propeller, 1940.
Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic Creative
He was a very private person, and sometimes it seemed to me that he was no longer interested in the world or in other people… I got the feeling that Julián was living in the past, locked in his memories. Julián lived within himself, for his books and inside them - a comfortable prison of his own design.
'You say this as if you envied him.'
‘There are worse prisons than words.’
—Carlos Ruiz Zafón (via observando)
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!’
—Hunter S. Thompson (via observando)
You’re one of the good guys. You think. You don’t actually enjoy discussing tits with your buddies while drinking piss beer. It embarrasses you when you’re walking with a friend and he stops to check out a girl’s ass and perplexedly feels the need to announce his appreciation of it to the world….
It’s all in the view. That’s what I mean about forever, too. For any one of us our forever could end in an hour, or a hundred years from now. You never know for sure, so you’d better make every second count.
—Sarah Dessen (via observando)