Best thing about Colbert is that when he nails it, he nails it.
Nicolas de Largillière, Portrait d’un jeune Noble. Detail. c.1730
Greeting cards routinely tell us everybody deserves love. No. Everybody deserves clean water. Not everybody deserves love all the time." -
Zadie Smith, White Teeth(via serialstranger)
Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mifflin (Sarah Morris) by John Singleton Copley, 1773 (detail)
Alice: Will you hold me? I amuse you, but I bore you.
Dan: No, no.
Alice: You did love me?
Dan: I’ll always love you. I hate hurting you.
Alice: Why are you?
Dan: Because I’m selfish. And I think I’ll be happier with her.
Alice: You won’t. You’ll miss me. No one will ever love you as much as I do. Why isn’t love enough?
Damn, Alice, I have always cried for you.
later that night
I held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
where does it hurt?