There, on our favourite seat, the silver light of the moon struck a half-reclining figure, snowy white… something dark stood behind the seat where the white figure shone, and bent over it. What it was, whether man or beast, I could not tell.
-Bram Stoker, Chapter 8, Dracula.
"To all the children of the world!"
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
Deceit is a tool of statecraft
—Princess Irulan in Dune Messiah (via viivanova)
"Abba Ammonas was asked, ‘What is the "narrow and hard way?" (Matthew 7:14) He replied, ‘The "narrow and hard way" is this, to control your thoughts, and to strip yourself of your own will, for the sake of God. THis is also the meaning of the sentence, "Lo, we have left everything and followed you." (Matthew 19:27)
~Sayings of the Desert Fathers
(art: Ecce Homo by Mateo Cerezo)