As You Wish

Books. Movies. And other random stuff

“I have made one bad real estate decision after another my entire life. Knowing this, I made a lot of effort to consult people who I believe to be intelligent in real estate. It made no difference. I made the worst decision of my life. Even if you’re moving to an apartment that turns out being OK, like last time, which was only four years ago, if you have 10,000 books, it’s a difficult undertaking. The more that you mention this to people, even if people know about it, the more you are criticized for having 10,000 books. I finally said to somebody the other day, “You know what? They are books. It’s not like I am running an opium den for children. There’s nothing wrong with that — you may not want to have that, you may think that’s crazy, but you cannot have a moral objection to this.” Even real estate agents would say to me, “If you got rid of the books, you wouldn’t need such a big apartment.” And I would say, “Yes that’s true, but what if I had four children? Would you say, ‘Why don’t you put them in storage, because you can’t really afford an apartment for them?’” Basically my whole life, I’ve paid for these books. Buying them is nothing, but housing them is hard because they need a giant apartment. People say, “Why do you need such a big apartment — do you throw a lot of parties?” No. It’s for the books. I believe books to be the perfect companion. They’re very good-looking, they’re there when you need them, but it’s not just the books. It’s where they live, which is in bookcases with glass doors. I only put them in cases with glass doors because dust is very bad for books.”

—   Fran Lebowitz in Paper Magazine lays down the righteous love (via moresongsaboutbuildings)

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crownpublishing:

Yeah, we party hard. 

crownpublishing:

Yeah, we party hard. 

stevemccurrystudios:

"Burma  is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia, with decaying infrastructure and an economy that is just now starting to pick up after decades of stagnation. Yet, it boasts one of the highest literacy rates in the region.

The reverence for reading is evident when you visit. In Yangon, bookstores or book- lending shops are prominent on seemingly every street. Street vendors bide their time between customers reading news magazines. Book clubs are popular. Libraries such as the American Center and British Council Library have robust book club programs; a young professional and former medical student I spoke with during my last trip there said he and his friends have been involved in book clubs since their university days.”

- Wendy Rockett,The Asia Foundation

(via noseinabook)

zonsopgang said: once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and then send it to 10 of your favorite followers (not back to me, I did it already). Thinking good thoughts about yourself is hard but it will make you feel better so give it a go, for the sake of spreading positivity! (✿◠‿◠)

1. My lipstick really looks awesome today (hot pink)

2. I am a pretty good friend

3. I am a decent cook

4. I am a good listener

5. I’m good at making people laugh

I’m nominating Manon (hipstercoldplay), Veerle (moonbahtonlover), Roos (roosmagic88), Maria(loveskylove), Sonja(ashramala), Marieke(leycianna), Lian (littlelian), Lisa (anabelsbrother), Lieske (perkylittlelieske) and Renee (pleun6) !

kleinecharlotte:

Art History Meme [3/8] Artists
↳ Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931)

(via metalshell)

ivoryathena:

Badass women from history

  1. Leather clad English rocker girl
  2. Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)
  3. Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s
  4. Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle

(via randsexual)

bespectacledbisexual:

i like that we say “oh, man” to express disappointment

because men are disappointing

(via fuckyeahgaby)

me:

i am actually so happy with my life right now for once

next day:

*everything fucks up*

warpedlamp:

When a plan goes off without a hitch when it shouldn’t have worked at all.

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