GRACE UNDER PRESSURE

John Everett Millais   

Art. Pre-Raphaelites. Shakespeare. Indie/Guitar/Rock/Classical Music. Taylor Swift.

Favourite band: SNOW PATROL, Favourite Artist: TAYLOR SWIFT

'I think about what I’d think of my decisions when I’m 80 looking back, and it helps me make sound, responsible choices.' - Taylor Swift

(If you are a band following me in the hopes I will check out your music, I'm sorry but I probably won't. I don't mean to be rude. I usually find new music through NME Radio.)

Sang froid and Equanimity. Grace under pressure.

'Fill the unforgiving minute...'.

'Oh, Maya says I'm lacking in depth,
I will do my best' - The Strokes

'You're all Chrome' - Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

'The ballad of a dove. Go with peace and love.' - The Band Perry

'Excuse me if I spoke too soon
My eyes have always followed you around the room' - NGHFB

'Take my hand, knot your fingers through mine / And we'll walk from this dark room for the last time' - Open Your Eyes - SP

'Shut your eyes, I spin the big chair / And you'll feel dizzy, light, and free / And falling gently on the cushion / You can come and sing to me' - Shut Your Eyes - SP

'Come to me. Just in a dream. Come on and rescue me' - Madness - Muse

Desire leads to SUFFERING.

'The whole of life becomes an act of letting go but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.' - Life of Pi

nightshadezero:

♫And who are you, the proud lord said,

that I must bow so low?

Only a cat of a different coat,

that’s all the truth I know.

In a coat of gold or a coat of red,

a lion still has claws,

And mine are long and sharp, my lord,

as long and sharp as yours.

And so he spoke, and so he spoke,

that lord of Castamere,

But now the rains weep o’er his hall,

with no one there to hear.

Yes now the rains weep o’er his hall,

and not a soul to hear.♪

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"When you call a rape anything but rape, you are just making excuses for rapists"
"From college campuses to Game of Thrones, why the sudden urge to re-name sexual assault?" asks Jessica Valenti »  (via guardian)

(Source: theguardian.com, via guardian)

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"Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer as a Christian is? If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge. The villainy you teach me I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction."
Shylock, Merchant of Venice Act III, scene i (via fuckyeahwilliamshakespeare)
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iheartchaos:

The trailer for the new season of Orange is the New Black promises next level crazy

Well, this specific trailer doesn’t, but this one specifically does. Watch both. 

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"Who needs a relationship when you have Netflix and a box of cheese-it’s?"
Me as I click next episode (via allonsy-221baker-st)
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memeguy-com:

This guy is using an iPhone to prop up a Galaxy to watch Netflix out loud in a restaurant I can only dream of giving this few fucks

memeguy-com:

This guy is using an iPhone to prop up a Galaxy to watch Netflix out loud in a restaurant I can only dream of giving this few fucks

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"Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no; it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests, and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
   If this be error and upon me proved,
   I never writ, nor no man ever loved."
Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare (via oldfilmsflicker)
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"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee."
Shakespeare, Sonnet XVIII (via mediumaevum)
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goodticklebrain:

It’s Shakespeare’s 450th birthday! Let’s celebrate! (Full post here - http://goodticklebrain.com/home/2014/4/23/happy-450th-birthday-shakespeare)

goodticklebrain:

It’s Shakespeare’s 450th birthday! Let’s celebrate! (Full post here - http://goodticklebrain.com/home/2014/4/23/happy-450th-birthday-shakespeare)

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"She said, ‘I’m so afraid.’ And I said, ‘why?,’ and she said, ‘Because I’m so profoundly happy. Happiness like this is frightening.’ I asked her why and she said, ‘They only let you be this happy if they’re preparing to take something from you.’"
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (via sexpansion)

(Source: larmoyante, via wenchingwithshakespeare)

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