And this is Stavrogin, the ‘bloodsucker Stavrogin,’ as one lady here who is in love with you calls you!

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@8 hours ago with 13 notes
#бесы 

Les Possédés (1988) | scenery/scene stillsdir. Andrzej Wajda

Les Possédés (1988) | scenery/scene stills
dir. Andrzej Wajda

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@8 hours ago with 7 notes
#the only adaptation that matters #бесы 

"Why did I feel I needed to be punished, to punish myself. Why do I feel now I should be guilty, unhappy: and feel guilty if I am not?"

@23 hours ago with 507 notes

europeanarchitecture:

Venetian Renaissance Palace examples

A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method by Sir Banister Fletcher

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historiful:


“Do not be so bloody vulnerable. To hell with God damned “L’Amour.” It always causes far more trouble than it is worth. Don’t run after it. Don’t court it. Keep it waiting off stage until you’re good and ready for it and even then treat it with the suspicious disdain that it deserves […] I am sick to death of you waiting about in empty houses and apartments with your ears strained for the telephone to ring. Snap out of it, girl! [Living] does not consist of staring in at other people’s windows and waiting for crumbs to be thrown to you. You’ve carried on this hole in corner, overcharged, romantic, unrealistic nonsense long enough…”
-Noël Coward, in a letter to Marlene Dietrich, c. 1956.

Actress Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992), in Morocco, 1930. 

historiful:

Do not be so bloody vulnerable. To hell with God damned “L’Amour.” It always causes far more trouble than it is worth. Don’t run after it. Don’t court it. Keep it waiting off stage until you’re good and ready for it and even then treat it with the suspicious disdain that it deserves […] I am sick to death of you waiting about in empty houses and apartments with your ears strained for the telephone to ring. Snap out of it, girl! [Living] does not consist of staring in at other people’s windows and waiting for crumbs to be thrown to you. You’ve carried on this hole in corner, overcharged, romantic, unrealistic nonsense long enough…”

-Noël Coward, in a letter to Marlene Dietrich, c. 1956.

Actress Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992), in Morocco, 1930. 

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#marlene dietrich 

He snatched out the revolver again; Stavrogin gave him a serious look. "Go ahead, kill me," he said softly, almost peaceably.

He snatched out the revolver again; Stavrogin gave him a serious look.
"Go ahead, kill me," he said softly, almost peaceably.

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@8 hours ago with 8 notes
#бесы 
What is your dream storyline?

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@11 hours ago with 90 notes
#!!!! 

"I am worried about being lazy if happy, worried about being self-deluding if working on anything. So little myself all other identities threaten me. Dreamer forever."

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garboing:

Happy Birthday, Greta Garbo! | 18 September, 1905 – 15 April, 1990.

“She has this great appeal to the world because she expresses her emotions by thinking them. Garbo does not need gestures and movements to convey happiness, despair, hope and disappointment, joy or tragedy. She registers her feelings literally by radiating her thoughts to you.”  Clarence Brown

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@1 day ago with 338 notes
#greta garbo 

Happy Birthday, Greta Garbo (September 18, 1905 - April 15, 1990)

The story of my life is about back entrances, side doors, secret elevators, and other ways of getting in and out of places so that people won’t bother me.

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#greta garbo