Samantha K Smith

Writer. Reader. Adjunct Instructor. Marketer. MFA grad.

“The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living. I am not speaking, of course, of the beauty which strikes the senses, of the beauty of qualities and appearances. I am far from despising this, but it has nothing to do with science. What I mean is that more intimate beauty which comes from the harmonious order of its parts, and which a pure intelligence can grasp.”

—   Henri Poincaré, Science and Method (via observando)

“Someone has to write all those stories: why not me?”

—   Elizabeth Gilbert (via observando)

“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”

—   Alan Keightley (via wethinkwedream)

(Source: larmoyante, via booklover)

“She closes her eyes
Through the hero’s demise.
Holds to her hope beyond the sky.”

—   Johnnyswim, “Home”
hollyhocksandtulips:

Dovima and Jean Patchett, 1950s

hollyhocksandtulips:

Dovima and Jean Patchett, 1950s

retrowunderland:

Dovima (1927-1990), was the most famous and highest paid model of the 1950’s. The exotic half-Polish, half-Irish American beauty was discovered on a sidewalk in New York by an editor at Vogue. The very next day she had a photo shoot with Irving Penn and went on to become the subject of many iconic photos of the time. Dovima was “a super-sophisticated model in a sophisticated time, and definitely not the girl next door.” 

vintagegal:

Also available from the Funny Face Integrity Toys line is the “Dovima” doll! Click her to find a store to order.