"So we beat on, boats against the current"

M. here - sorta like Kafka's K., but hopefully a little funnier. I'm currently working on an M.A. in Literature, continuing my work in academia as a scholar on Philip Roth, Woody Allen, Ingmar Bergman and Mad Men.
newyorker:

In this week’s issue, John Lahr profiles Al Pacino:

“As an actor, Pacino has always been unafraid to do what he needs to in order to be in the moment; he trusts his instincts and explodes with whatever feelings come up. Performing, for him, is not so much a profession as a destiny. ‘This is what I’m meant to do,’ he told me. ‘It’s the cog in my life. With this, everything suddenly coheres.’”

Photograph by Dan Winters

newyorker:

In this week’s issue, John Lahr profiles Al Pacino:

“As an actor, Pacino has always been unafraid to do what he needs to in order to be in the moment; he trusts his instincts and explodes with whatever feelings come up. Performing, for him, is not so much a profession as a destiny. ‘This is what I’m meant to do,’ he told me. ‘It’s the cog in my life. With this, everything suddenly coheres.’”

Photograph by Dan Winters

(Source: newyorker.com)

So said he one fair morning, and all day
His heart beat awfully against his side;
And to his heart he inwardly did pray
For power to speak; but still the ruddy tide
Stifled his voice, and puls’d resolve away—
Fever’d his high conceit of such a bride,
Yet brought him to the meekness of a child:
Alas! when passion is both meek and wild!

—"Isabella," Keats

#nofilter just #puffpuff being the most adorable thing there ever was. #catsofinstagram

#nofilter just #puffpuff being the most adorable thing there ever was. #catsofinstagram

fuckyeahdirectors:

Edward Norton, Drew Barrymore and Woody Allen on-set of Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

fuckyeahdirectors:

Edward Norton, Drew Barrymore and Woody Allen on-set of Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

This is pretty much the only poster I’ll ever need. #RevolutionaryRoad

This is pretty much the only poster I’ll ever need. #RevolutionaryRoad

cyberho:

mtvstyle:

Nicki Minaj teaching the models at Alexander Wang how to do the Anaconda dance is the greatest thing I’ve seen today

homegirl with them black boots isn’t even trying 

that’s because homegirl’s boots weigh like 50 lbs. prolly cause the anacondas are in them. 

cyberho:

mtvstyle:

Nicki Minaj teaching the models at Alexander Wang how to do the Anaconda dance is the greatest thing I’ve seen today

homegirl with them black boots isn’t even trying 

that’s because homegirl’s boots weigh like 50 lbs. prolly cause the anacondas are in them. 

(via driveshaftgroupie)

Sì, siamo soli, profondamente soli, e in serbo per noi, sempre, c’è uno strato di solitudine ancora più profondo. Non c’è nulla che possiamo fare per liberarcene. No, la solitudine non dovrebbe stupirci, per sorprendente che possa essere farne l’esperienza. Puoi cercare di tirar fuori tutto quello che hai dentro, ma allora non sarai altro che questo: vuoto e solo anziché pieno e solo.

—Philip Roth - Pastorale Americana (via starlesssilence)

getyourspoons:

♥ Johnny and Denny. ♥

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