eden of the east: paradise lost

“who said it?”, pt. ii

this time, we’re going to have a list of the common and popular quotes you find all over the place that are quoted all the time and their authors!! enjoy! (:
(find pt. i here)

  • “Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” 
    • An Old Astronomer to His Pupil, Sarah Williams
  • “The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.”
    • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  • “Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
    • Albert Camus
  • “Do I dare disturb the universe?”
    • The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, T.S. Eliot
  • “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”
    • East of Eden, John Steinbeck
  • “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”
    • Paradise Lost, John Milton
  • “Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.”
    • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer
  • “We live as we dream—alone.”
    • Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
  • “To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.”
    • A Court of Mist and Fury, Sarah J Maas
  • “We are all broken. That’s how the light gets in.”
    • a mashed up quote from Leonard Cohen and Ernest Hemingway
  • “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”
    • Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage at the dying of the light.”
    • Do not go gentle into that good night, Dylan Thomas
  • “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.”
    • Helen Keller
  • “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
    • Aristotle
  • “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’“
    • C.S. Lewis
  • “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    • Oscar Wilde
  • “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
    • Oscar Wilde
  • “If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.”
    • multiple authors (incl. Malcolm X, Alexander Hamilton, Irene Dunne)
  • “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
    • Mark Twain
  • “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”
    • The Truth About Forever, Sarah Dessen

and there we have it, a collection of popular quotes from others! i hope this was helpful, and stay tuned for pt. iii and more! 

yours, 
joce xx

skippythewonderchicken  asked:

Things I Associate With You: Cute Scarves. The song Fantasy by Lama because it's fantastic and overlooked like your blog. Cute girls in scarves on chilly/snowy days is so obviously the aestetic that it's barely worth mentioning. A soft shade of Lavender is definitely what comes to mind when I see your blog name. More-Moe-More-Problems and Skyholic are the first blogs I think of in conjunction with you. And one last thing... Hm... Oh. Eden Of The East: Paradise Lost has the same vibe as your blog

That is a very detailed response. I do agree with the chilly day aesthetic. 

vedranaincluded: The Ten Books that Have Stayed With Me

This was an extremely difficult list to make, as there are so many books that have stayed with me. The ones I did not include but have really left an indelible mark are: Siddhartha (Hesse), Lolita (Nabokov), Frankenstein (Shelley), Tender is the Night (Fitzgerald) and An American Tragedy (Dreiser)… Of course many more came and went and meant something at certain key moments in my life.
 
In the order photographed:


1)  Life is Elsewhere by Milan Kundera

2) Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

3) The Borthers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

4) East of Eden by John Steinbeck

5) One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

6) Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse

7) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

8) The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

9) Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

10) Paradise Lost by John Milton

 gone with the wind

16 songs for whirlwind girls lost in a cloud of cigarette smoke. 

i. east of eden / zella day ii. smoke love / telana  iii. ultraviolence / lana del rey iv. she’s thunderstorms / arctic monkeys v. storm song / phildel vi. fantasy / alina baraz vii. girl with the red balloon / the civil wars viii. gemini / telana ix. ceremony / chromatics x. the king of carrot flowers / neutral milk hotel xi. thirteen / the antlers xii. jesus christ / brand new xiii. r.i.p burn face / cocorosie xiv. angel of small death and the codeine scene/ hozier xv. hanging on / active child xvi. paradise (dubstep remix) / coldplay