The Birdcage (1996)
What a pain in the ass you are. And it’s true: you’re not young, you’re not new, and you do make people laugh. And me? I’m still with you because you make me laugh. So you know what I got to do? I got to sell my plot in Key Biscayne so I can get one next to you in that shithole Los Copa, so I never miss a laugh. 225/365
This is actually one of the most romantic scenes of all time.
7/21/1951 - 8/11/2014
"Yes, I wear foundation. Yes, I live with a man. Yes, I’m a middle-aged fag. But I know who I am, Val. It took me twenty years to get here, and I’m not gonna let some idiot senator destroy that. Fuck the senator, I don’t give a damn what he thinks."
The Birdcage (1996)
"Stick your hand out sideways, not palm down. I’m gonna shake it, not kiss it."
THE MASTERS AT WORK.
Lovers of print are simply confusing the plate for the food.
Bianca by Hydreams
Theodore Roosevelt’s youngest son, Quentin, playing with his friend, Rosewell Flower Pinckney, 1902.
One of the cutest pictures I have ever seen.
To read a novel is to wonder constantly, even at moments when we lose ourselves most deeply in the book: How much of this is fantasy, and how much is real?
What Our Minds Do When We Read Novels by Orhan Pamuk (via treesofreverie)
I have a problem.
"Though it’s easy to pretend, I know you’re not a fool, I should have known better than to cheat a friend, And waste a chance that I’ve been given….To the heart and mind, Ignorance is kind, There’s no comfort in the truth, Pain is all you’ll find….Maybe it’s better this way, We’d hurt each other with the things we want to say, We could have been so good together….Please stay."
Alan had the most amazing brain. There are wonderful stories about things he did as a child which were totally off the wall and unusual, and this brain was used to the greater good. But also he was a very deserving person. He was very, very kind, very truthful and quiet and unassuming. I think he was somebody special.
Janet Robinson on her uncle, Alan Turing (x) (x)
Léon Spilliaert, Les trois figures.
Lauren Bacall in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
They are remarkable in this.
You’re not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness.
It will all work out in the end. Now stop worrying, go out and start living