Hi, I'm Ben, I'm 20 and live in Canada. I like Black and White Photography, Classic Literature, Beautiful People, Brilliant Ideas, Music and Cynicism. I post a lot of Bob Dylan and quotes. I don't claim ownership of any content unless otherwise stated.


I like messy people; people who don’t fit in a box or stay between the lines, but who’s integrity is greater than any rule book and who’s loyalty is stronger than blood.

Jim Wern (via endangerment)

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Words weren’t dull, words were things that could make your mind hum. If you read them and let yourself feel the magic, you could live without pain, with hope, no matter what happened to you.

Charles Bukowski (from Ham On Rye)

There are some people who have no difficulty [in saying what they mean]; for myself I find there are a great many things I simply cannot say.

 Virginia Woolf, from The Voyage Out (via violentwavesofemotion)

The ancient pulse of germ and birth
Was shrunken hard and dry,
And every spirit upon earth
Seemed fervourless as I.
At once a voice arose among
The bleak twigs overhead
In a full-hearted evensong
Of joy illimited;
An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small,
In blast-beruffled plume,
Had chosen thus to fling his soul
Upon the growing gloom.
So little cause for carolings
Of such ecstatic sound
Was written on terrestrial things
Afar or nigh around,
That I could think there trembled through
His happy good-night air
Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew
And I was unaware.

Thomas Hardy (via observando)

Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (via observando)

You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. At some time, every creature which lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, the defeat of creation; this is the curse at work, the curse that feeds on all life. Everywhere in the universe.

Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (via observando)