No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.
- Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini
The cold never bothered me anyway.
FAVORITE MOVIES » The Holiday
"Iris, in the movies we have leading ladies and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, are a leading lady, but for some reason you are behaving like the best friend."
But the scary world is all around us. Whether the walls are Hollywood or the walls are New York or the walls are Afghanistan. It’s just a scary world, you have to know what you want from it, what your intentions are, and know that those things continually change.
#DO YOU GUYS UNDERSTAND #DO YOU GUYS KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS SCENE #he’s a loser kitchen boy who wanted to be a part of the glittering royal world #and he risked his life to save the princess who had never acknowledged his existence #and he even stood up to ARMED GUARDS TO KEEP HER SAFE#and then he turns into a bitter man #and he ends up falling in love with this girl he barely knows and he doesn’t want to #AND SHE TURNS OUT TO BE HIS LOST PRINCESS #AND SHE CAN’T REMEMBER ANYTHING ABOUT HER LIFE /BUT SHE CAN REMEMBER HIM/ #literally curled up and crying about it #i hate this movie so much
If there’s anything else…
film meme:  film you’ll never get tired of watching → chicago (2002)
"would you please tell the audience… err… the jury what happened?"
Henry Cavill photographed by Mariano Vivanco for InStyle, June 2013
Sometimes I forget Julie Andrews isn’t actually royalty.