sound fury

macbeth: Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

no fear shakespeare: Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me I ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed


We hadn’t planned to visit William Faulkner’s home on our visit to Mississippi. We didn’t think we had enough time. But really, the temptation was too great: It seemed sacrilegious to leave Oxford without making even a brief pilgrimage.

So before we headed out to the Mississippi Delta, we stopped by Rowan Oak, the stately antebellum mansion Faulkner bought for $6,000 in 1930. He had just published The Sound and the Fury.

Producer Elissa Nadworny and I lingered outside, looking way up at the towering cedar trees that line the walkway to the pillared entrance. We were skulking around when the front door burst open and curator William Griffith spotted us. “Well, c'mon in!” he called. And in we went.

William Faulkner’s Home Illustrates His Impact On The South

Photos: Elissa Nadworny/NPR

A Playlist For Feyre

All That I’m Living For(Acoustic) - Evanescence
Begin Again - Purity Ring
Dream - Imagine Dragons
King - Lauren Aquilina
Let It All Go - Birdy
Fear - Blue October
Not Broken Anymore - Blue October
Pieces - Red
Silent Scream - Damien Dawn
Solitaire - Marina and the Diamonds
This is the Hunt - Ruelle
Warrior - Aurora
Wicked Game - Ursine Vulpine

Listen Here

Manifesting results in this life is a matter of our personal efforts and the complex circumstances of the world. 

We can put in perfect effort and still fail. We can put in little to no effort and still succeed. It isn’t perfect; it is simply the way of things. Usually it’s a mix of the two.

We have the right to put in our efforts to achieve anything we wish. But we do not have any right to certain results. This is just the way of things. Observe it and you will find it to be true. 

This is why “detachment” or “non-attachment” is taught. We should be detached from the results, non-forming of expectations. 

However, we should be very passionate and involved with our efforts. That is where our mental and emotional energies are best invested. Anything else is just the sound and the fury signifying nothing. 

In this way, we can live and work in this world while still maintaining our inner tranquility. Our passion and peace do not hinge on outcomes. 


Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
—  William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

A Series of Unfortunate Events Fancast → Main Cast

“If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book. In this book, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle.”

Joey King as Violet Baudelaire, David Mazouz as Klaus Baudelaire, Maggie Elizabeth Jones as Sunny Baudelaire, Adrien Brody as Count Olaf and Anthony Mackie as Lemony Snicket

anonymous asked:

"pathetic mewlings of reactionary etc" why do u sound like ur trying to write some kind of fucking furry fanfic lmao

I wouldn’t know what fury fanfic sounds like, so I’ll defer to your expertise.


The Bookshelf at the End’s Top 9 Books of 2016! 

Even though this turned out to be published late, I thought I would make a list of the books I enjoyed the most last year (not including rereads)!  It was hard to list them in some kind of order, so take this as a loosely ordered list! 

1. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell ★★★★

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2. Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut ★★★★

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3. A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness ★★★★

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4. George Washington Gómez – Américo Paredes ★★★★

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5. The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner ★★★★

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6. Johnny Got His Gun – Dalton Trumbo ★★★★

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7. So Far From God – Ana Castillo ★★★★

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8. My Year of Meats – Ruth L. Ozeki ★★★★

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9. Marley & Me – John Grogan ★★★★

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