Echo Loves Narcissus

blastedheath:

Erik Andriesse (Dutch, 1957-1993), Amaryllis, 1986. Gouache on paper, 114 x 80.5 cm.

blastedheath:

Erik Andriesse (Dutch, 1957-1993), Amaryllis, 1986. Gouache on paper, 114 x 80.5 cm.

Happy Birthday, Simone de Beauvoir!

INTERVIEWER
In every one of your novels we find a female character who is misled by false notions and who is threatened by madness.
DE BEAUVOIR
Lots of modern women are like that. Women are obliged to play at being what they aren’t, to play, for example, at being great courtesans, to fake their personalities. They’re on the brink of neurosis. I feel very sympathetic toward women of that type. They interest me more than the well-balanced housewife and mother. There are, of course, women who interest me even more, those who are both true and independent, who work and create.
theparisreview:


“One should aim at inventing without fabricating.” —Simone de Beauvoir, who was born on this day in 1908.

Happy Birthday, Simone de Beauvoir!

INTERVIEWER

In every one of your novels we find a female character who is misled by false notions and who is threatened by madness.

DE BEAUVOIR

Lots of modern women are like that. Women are obliged to play at being what they aren’t, to play, for example, at being great courtesans, to fake their personalities. They’re on the brink of neurosis. I feel very sympathetic toward women of that type. They interest me more than the well-balanced housewife and mother. There are, of course, women who interest me even more, those who are both true and independent, who work and create.

theparisreview:

“One should aim at inventing without fabricating.” —Simone de Beauvoir, who was born on this day in 1908.

blastedheath:

Dirk Filarski (Dutch, 1885-1964), Alpenglooien [The Alps], 1916. Oil on canvas, 115.5 x 176 cm.

blastedheath:

Dirk Filarski (Dutch, 1885-1964), Alpenglooien [The Alps], 1916. Oil on canvas, 115.5 x 176 cm.

Remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of these three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences. No excuses. No negativity. No psychic pollution. Keep your inner space clear.

—Eckhart Tolle  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: mindofataurus, via iamjapanese)