"I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote down. I made the whirling world stand still."  — Arthur Rimbaud, The Drunken Boat

"I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote down. I made the whirling world stand still." — Arthur Rimbaud, The Drunken Boat

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10 Striking Portraits of Edgar Allan Poe

But one of the most beautiful renditions of a human face I know. John Keats in His Final Illness - A portrait of John Keats by his friend Joseph Severn.

Virginia Woolf's "Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid," 1940 | New Republic

Virginia Woolf’s Call to Arms for Women

Virginia Woolf's "Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid," 1940 | New Republic

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made. ~ Robert Browning

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made. ~ Robert Browning

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Old men ought to be explorers. T. S. Eliot instagram.com

Old men ought to be explorers. T. S. Eliot instagram.com

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Virginia Woolf photographed by Gisèle Freund, Photograph: National Portrait Gallery

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