Embrace your demons, or die by them

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, Beyond Good and Evil

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1 september
Constitution Day

The Kiss
still from "Ivan’s Childhood" , 1962. Dir.Andrey Tarkovskiy 

The Kiss

still from "Ivan’s Childhood" , 1962. Dir.Andrey Tarkovskiy 

(Source: kirgiakos, via russianization)

sorry if it is bad…

29 august 1944

Slovak national uprising/ Slovenské národné povstanie

“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

cimmerianweathers:

Portrait of The Hon. Frances Duncombe (detail), Thomas Gainsborough, 1777. Oil on canvas.

cimmerianweathers:

Portrait of The Hon. Frances Duncombe (detail), Thomas Gainsborough, 1777. Oil on canvas.

lesfressange89:

                                                   Height Of Veneration

lesfressange89:

                                                   Height Of Veneration

rurikids:

War and Peace (1966) - dir. Sergey Bondarchuk

The first ball of Natasha Rostova.

I have long been waiting for you,” that frightened happy little girl seemed to say by the smile that replaced the threatened tears, as she raised her hand to Prince Andrew’s shoulder. They were the second couple to enter the circle. Prince Andrew was one of the best dancers of his day and Natasha danced exquisitely. Her little feet in their white satin dancing shoes did their work swiftly, lightly, and independently of herself, while her face beamed with ecstatic happiness. (Leo Tolstoy. “War and Peace”)

laclefdescoeurs:

Swans on the River, 1880, Fritz Thaulow

laclefdescoeurs:

Swans on the River, 1880, Fritz Thaulow

(via pchan244)

saisonciel:

Tamara Karsavina by E.O. Hoppé, 1911

saisonciel:

Tamara Karsavina by E.O. Hoppé, 1911

(Source: npg.org.uk)

niver85:

худ. Павел Викторович Рыженко