“I realized that there was this entire life behind things, and this incredibly benevolent force that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. ”

American Beauty (1999) dir. Sam Mendes
"Beautiful things don’t ask for attention"
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (via handcrafted-in-germany)

Happy birthday to Gustav Klimt. Today we celebrate his special day with a painting he began in 1917, but was left unfinished by his sudden death in 1918. This masterful portraitist had an incredible impact on painting with his intimate depictions of women and remarkable detailing. Has anything unfinished ever looked so good?Now on view: “Frauenbildnis (Portrait of a Woman),” 1917–18, by Gustav Klimt (On loan from The Lewis Collection)
"Every woman knows that, regardless of all her other achievements, she is a failure if she is not beautiful."
Germaine Greer, The Whole Woman (via spiffypop)

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), Landscape with Pollard Willows, c.1884. Oil on canvas.

The Grand Budapest Hotel
"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it."
Maya Angelou (via onlinecounsellingcollege)