Lovesong — by Ted Hughes ———————————————————- He loved her and she loved him. His kisses sucked out her whole past and future or tried to…
Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramps.
Guns aren’t lawful;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.
‘Just because I’m seducing you doesn’t mean I like you.’
(No source on the gif; painters include Valentin de Boulogne,
Caravaggio [Thug 4 Lyfe] and Artemisia Gentileschi)
The people who love only once in their lives are really the shallow people. What they call their loyalty and their fidelity, I call either lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination. Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect - simply a confession of failure.
—Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
“I feel that Gauguin is evil. He has nudity and is bad for the children. He has two women in the painting and it’s very homosexual. I was trying to remove it. I think it should be burned. I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.”
— the woman who attacked the Gauguin paintingat the National Gallery of Art, speaking to an investigator after being detained.