Joos van Cleve, Detail of Lucretia, 1525
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~   Franz Kafka, Diaries

Annett Turki
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~   Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor : A Family Chronicle
~   Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor : A Family Chronicle



Groomed With Love by Olaf Blecker
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 New York City. Photographed by Elliot Erwitt. (1950)
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(Latin) Love conquers all things. This is one of the few Latin phrases, over the centuries, which has been widely used enough to be included in the English language dictionary. 

  • Shortly before the start of the first millennium, the Roman poet Virgil wrote “love conquers all things; let us too surrender to Love.”The phrase and the concept (in Latin and in English) caught on: a character in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, written in the late 1300s, wore a brooch engraved Amor Vincit Omnia; Caravaggio used the phrase as the title of his painting of Cupid in the early seventeenth century; the twentieth century poet Edgar Bowers reinterpreted the phrase all over again in the poem with that title.

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Alexandre Cabanel, Nymphe enlevée par un faune (1860)
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The red thread of fate is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese legend and is also used in Japanese legend. According to this myth, the gods tie an invisible red string around the ankles of those that are destined to meet each other in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way. Often, in Japanese culture, it is thought to be tied around the little finger.
The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break.
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~   Camus, Carnets III 

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~   Lettre à Franca; Louis Althusser
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"On the train, I much prefer a book to a newspaper, and not only because it’s less cumbersome. The paper doesn’t absorb my attention enough and, above all, doesn’t take me sufficiently out of the present."
Six Contes Moraux: 6. L’amour, l’après-midi (1972), dir. Eric Rohmer
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La Jalousie (2013) - dir. Philippe Garrel
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Opaque  by  andbamnan