CHARLES MACAULAY When there is nothing left to burn you have to set yourself on fire — and that is exactly what he intends to do.  Fire symbolises energy, drive and passion as well as the destructive influence of these when uncontrolled. It may also symbolise purification.

Hiatus from 08.14 to 08.31

Hi guys, tomorrow I’m leaving for the Dolomites where I’ll stay with my family for a little more than two weeks. There won’t be any wifi so I won’t be able to stay online much - I’ll have my usb modem stick with me but I don’t have much conntection left. However, I set a queue that will reblog posts between 4pm and 11pm (gmt +1) and I’ll still log in to answer messages.

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"It’s a terrible thing, what we did,” said Francis abruptly. “I mean, this man was not Voltaire we killed. But still. It’s a shame. I feel bad about it.”

“Well, of course, I do too,” said Henry matter-of-factly. “But not bad enough to want to go to jail for it.”

Francis snorted and poured himself another shot of whiskey and drank it straight off. “No,” he said. “Not that bad.”

—  The Secret History by Donna Tartt

hello folks

i just wanted to ask you all a question. what did you take away from the whole beauty is terror speech? I’ve never been quite sure I understood exactly what Julian meant. I understand that violent and terrible things are captivating and beautiful but surely so many other things are beautiful to the same degree that are in no way terrible? I feel like I’m missing something but it’s possible I just don’t agree. I’d love to hear what you guys understood by that speech and your opinions?

EDMUND “BUNNY” CORCOAN  - AIR The boy who lingered as an invisible force wherever he went, only to one day disappear into thin air. Air is one of the four classical elements in ancient Greek philosophy and science. It symbolises courage and hope, as well as the way that these can drive a person to hubris and overconfidence when taken to excess.

  1. Who is your favorite character?
  2. What is your favourite quote? 
  3. Do you have any headcanons? 
  4. Have you read any other books by Donna Tartt? 
  5. Share a fancast that you like.
  6. Which character do you most want to know more about?
  7. If you were in Richard’s place at the start of the novel, what would you think of the group?
  8. Do you have any ships?
  9. Have you annotated your copy? How?
  10. Fuck, Marry, Kill: any characters? 
  11. What is your least favourite thing about the novel? 
  12. Tag some friends who have read the book!

who else has read the book who hasnt done it yet