Edna St. Vincent Millay was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for poetry. She was openly bisexual and had affairs with other women and married men. When she finally married, hers was an open marriage. Her 1920 poetry collection A Few Figs From Thistles drew controversy for its novel exploration of female sexuality. She was one of the earliest and strongest voices for what became known as feminism. One of the recurring themes of her poetry was that men might use her body, but not possess her or have any claim over her. (x)
Share A Coke With An Old Friend You Haven’t Seen In Years And The More You Think About It You Slowly Realize That You Can’t Remember Their Face As Clearly and You’ve Forgotten The Sound of Their Voice And The Phone Number You Have For Them Doesn’t Work Anymore and You Realize That The People From Your Past Are Becoming Harder To Visualize Like Trying To Remember A Dream After You Wake Up
"Their eyes met for a second; but they did not want to speak to each other. They had nothing to say, but something seemed, nevertheless, to go from him to her."
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (via theunquotables)
Cecil Beaton by Cecil Beaton, 1937 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby’s London
"‘It is, it’s one of the greatest parts you’ll ever play as an actress. Except it’s the reverse of Hamlet because he spends three hours worrying and does nothing, whereas Medea takes an hour and 15, massacres the whole fucking stage and walks off. But it’s great because she uses every shred of femininity that she has to do it, and she also has the complexity of guilt.’"
"'What do you want?' I asked. 'To be with you in hell,' he said."
Anna Akhmatova, 1914 (via filthiestlaugh)
"I love kissing. If I could kiss all day, I would. I can’t stop thinking about kissing. I like kissing more than sex because there’s no end to it. You can kiss forever. You can kiss yourself into oblivion. You can kiss all over the body. You can kiss yourself to sleep. And when you wake up, you can’t stop thinking about kissing. Dammit, I can’t get anything done because I’m so busy thinking about kissing. Kissing is madness! But it’s absolute paradise, if you can find a good kisser."
Sufjan Stevens on kissing (via wildbayou)