Collection of human teeth
With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.
|—||Lope de Vega (via itsquoted)|
Portrait of a Lady, thought to be Jane Dormer, Duchess of Feria (detail), Anthonis Mor, late 16th c.
And I despise your books, I despise wisdom and the blessings of this world. It is all worthless, fleeting, illusory, and deceptive, like a mirage. You may be proud, wise, and fine, but death will wipe you off the face of the earth as though you were no more than mice burrowing under the floor, and your posterity, your history, your immortal geniuses will burn or freeze together with the earthly globe.
|—||Anton Chekhov (via blackestdespondency)|