Monday, March 12, 2012

♥ first words. lasting impressions.

"in literature, an epigraph is a phrase, quote, or poem that is set at the beginning of a document or component. the epigraph may serve as a preface, as a summary as a counterexample or link the work to a wider literary canon, either to invite comparison or to enlist conventional context." (via wikepedia)

recently obsessed with the bookish tumblr blog, epigraphic.
do you typically pay attention to epigraphs or just skim them??

In a murderous time
the heart breaks and breaks
and lives by breaking.
Stanley Kunitz, “The Testing Tree.” Epigraph from Angels in Americaby Tony Kushner

Buy less, choose well, and mix it all.
Vivienne Westwood. Epigraph from The Style Strategy by Nina Garcia

You are all a lost generation.
Gertrude Stein in conversation. Epigraph from The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Because the soul is progressive, it never quite repeats itself, but in every act attempts the production of a new and fairer whole.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, “On Art.” Epigraph from Angels in America by Tony Kushner

My wound is geography.

Pat Conroy. Epigraph from chapter one of Maphead by Ken Jennings

2 ♥ love notes.:

  1. These are pretty cool. You are all a lost generation - brilliant.

  2. Oh no, I think you just introduced me to a new site that will suck away some of my time tonight. But it will be so worth it.


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