Vogue Paris Nov2013
I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously revived, great and strong! He made me love him without looking at me.
"Once more," he said. "Speak my name once more."He was ancient, I knew that. But in this moment, he was just a boy - brilliant, blessed with too much power, burdened by an eternity."Aleksander."His eyes fluttered shut. “Don’t let me be alone,” he murmured. And then he was gone. (listen)
Klebekah Appreciation Week - Day 2: Favorite Quote
“It’s always been me. Not Finn, not Elijah, not Kol. Me! I loved you through everything and you don’t even care.”
I sought Morozova’s amplifiers for you, Alina, that we might rule as equals.
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the secret history meme: [4/5] quotes
↳ Chapter 5, pg 187-188
"What if you’d never seen the sea before? What if the only thing you’d ever seen was a child’s picture – blue crayon, choppy waves? Would you know the real sea if you only knew the picture? Would you be able to recognize the real thing even if you saw it? You don’t know what Dionysus looks like. We’re talking about God here. God is serious business."
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.
"Perhaps all a Tsaritsa is is a beautiful cold girl in the snow, looking down at someone wretched, and not yielding." — (Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless)
Somewhere out there is the origin of all the Dust, all the death, the sin, the misery, the destructiveness in the world. Human beings can’t see anything without wanting to destroy it, Lyra. That’s original sin. And I’m going to destroy it. Death is going to die.
But if you have already determined of me, and that not only my Death, but an Infamous Slander must bring you the enjoying of your desired Happiness; then I desire of God, that he will pardon your great Sin therein.
That was actually a combination of me and the visual effects supervisor and the production designer sitting down and sort of coming up with the biological growth that’s growing all over the cars and what that looks like and the color palette. And we started to look at the nuclear test films from the 1940s of the nuclear blasts and just decided that it would be great if the landscape was not only violent with these creatures, but also the atmosphere. So we decided that it was kind of an eternal nuclear blast except nothing ever really gets obliterated because it’s eternal and it’s constantly going. - director Francis Lawrence on the appearance of Hell; P.D. by Naomi Shohan