Katie Blake

Ask me anything   Born in Los Angeles, I found my heart in New York City.


    "My blood is alive with many voices
    telling me I am made of longing."

    Rilke  (via katisque)

    Some mornings things hit you right in the gut. Thank you, Rilke. Ever truthful.

    (Source: seabois, via passionately--curious)

    — 2 years ago with 4297 notes
    "When I was a girl, my life was music that was always getting louder. Everything moved me. A dog following a stranger. That made me feel so much."

    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (via imfantasyparade)


    (Source: quote-book)

    — 2 years ago with 1107 notes

“You Will Hear Thunder” by Anna Akhmatova
submission from charlie-dontsurf


    “You Will Hear Thunder” by Anna Akhmatova

    submission from charlie-dontsurf

    (via passionately--curious)

    — 2 years ago with 1898 notes
    Dear Jesse,

    I own all of your music now, so you’re with me everywhere I go.

    You’re still going to play for me every time we’re near a guitar.

    I love you, wholly, largely, forever.

    And ever.

    — 2 years ago with 1 note
    Interviewer:What piece of advice would you give to Stephen Fry, aged 10.
    Stephen Fry:You're not alone. Everything you feel is fine. Only feel guilty about things you have done that are mean and cheap and unkind. Don't feel guilty about what you feel, no matter what the world might think. Everyone is scared inside, not just you. That's why reading is so good. Keep doing it. Writers are people brave enough to make you feel better about being human because they're not afraid to reveal their own frailties, weaknesses, desires, failures, and appetites.
    — 2 years ago with 3228 notes
    "And I will remember your small room
    the feel of you
    the light in the window
    your records
    your books
    our morning coffee
    our noons our nights
    our bodies spilled together
    the tiny flowing currents
    immediate and forever
    your leg my leg
    your arm my arm
    your smile and the warmth
    of you
    who made me laugh
    Charles Bukowki  (via hush-shewhispered)

    (Source: contramonte, via passionately--curious)

    — 2 years ago with 327 notes
    Reading Notes

    I recently read The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides (Virgin Suicides, Middlesex), and almost from the moment I opened it I wanted to crawl in and wrap myself in the pages. I found these notes while cleaning today. So beautiful I had to write them down myself.

    "There were some books that reached through the noise of life to grab you by the collar and speak only of the truest things." Re: Tolstoy’s A Confession

    ""Every letter was a love letter"

    "Mightn’t the truth be perceived through an organ other than the brain, and wasn’t that what faith was all about? …
    Mitchell closed his eyes, kneeling on the Acropolis.
    He was aware inside himself of an infinite sadness.
    Kiss me I’m dying.”

    — 2 years ago



    The Disappearing Pig from The Better Bacon Book by Open Air Publishing

    We just released our 4th title, The Better Bacon Book. Check out this video where Tom Mylan, from Brooklyn’s The Meat-Hook, butchers a pig.

    If you love Bacon, you’ll buy the book (link opens in iTunes App Store)

    If you love me, you’ll reblog this post :)

    This video makes me hungry for flesh.

    Tom Mylan is a king

    (Source: amircohen)

    — 2 years ago with 9 notes