I'm Jonathan, I'm twenty one, and I'm having a mad, passionate affair with every book I've ever read.
" Lord Byron, no "
Everyone who knew him, probably (via fyeahgothicromance)
(Source: reginaldshoe, via booksandpublishing)
" Although barely out of adolescence…[Shelley] was, in 1813, an ardent radical and anti-monarchist. Physically, he was rather odd, tall and slim to the point of limpness, with a high-pitched effete voice; but what he lacked in physical bulk he more than made up for in charismatic intensity. Among the earliest witnesses to this intensity were his school fellows at Eton, where he was sent by his landowning father when he was twelve. Initially he was bullied for his refusal to ‘fag’ for older boys, but the bullies soon discovered that in spite of his feeble frame, Shelley was not a boy to succumb quietly to taunts. On the contrary, he could be terrifying when roused, and was quite capable of reciprocal acts of violence. He stabbed one tormentor’s hand with a fork, and others remembered him as an almost unearthly creature, with flashing eyes, wild hair, and deathly white cheeks. "
young romantics - daisy hay (via revolutionariess)
#i saw ‘shelley stabbed someone with a fork’ and knew i had to share with the world
that’s it. that’s Romanticist scholarship.
(Source: tobiasfitzosborness, via byronofrochdale)
Empty silent London by photographer Corrado Chiozzi
Sixth picture down shows the shop that I used to work in! Not West Elm, but the Paperchase next door. The photographer must have the patience of a saint, I’ve never seen most of those parts of London so empty before.
" Lolita is not about love, because love is always mutual; Lolita is about obsession, which is never, ever love, and Nabokov himself was so disappointed that people did not understand this and take away the right message… For how could anyone call this feeding frenzy of selfishness, devouring, and destruction “love”? "
In her preface to LOLITA, Mary Gaitskill reflects on a review by Vanity Fair’s Gregor von Rezzori in which he calls the novel: “The only convincing love story of the century” (via exam)
(Source: dollymyfolly, via cynicz)
" I will give; I will enrich; I will return to the world this beauty. "
Virginia Woolf, from The Waves
I thought my Uncle staying at our house while my Mum was away was going to be awful, but he just knocked on my bedroom door, gave me 1kg of chocolate, and walked off.
Anonymous asked: Hello, just wondering if you can give me any advice for starting at ucl in september?? o_o
I can give you my account of how I found my first year at UCL, certainly! Though how I found it in no way decrees how it *is* for everyone. Feel free to message me privately about it.