Non Sumptus Labora Est
My name is Arleth (pronounced Ar-let). A 20 something year-old gal with an 80 year-old soul. A dreamer, a realist, a gentle heart, a coffee addict, and a futbol fanatic. Full time optimist, part time pessimist.
I still believe in the romance of fountain pens and printed books.
Sometimes comfort doesn’t matter. When a shoe is freakin’ fabulous, it may be worth a subsequent day of misery. Soak in Epsom salts and take comfort in the fact that you’re better than everyone else.
She held herself very straight, like Audrey Hepburn, whom all women idolize and men never think about.
Jeffrey Eugenides (via vouth
Ladies, you dress for yourself- never a man!
Clinton Kelly, the one and only (via emzblank
The truth about Chanel’s bespoke femininity is that a woman can do or say whatever she wants as long as she’s wearing pearls.
Karen Karbo, The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons From The World’s Most Elegant Woman
But, – and there it is, – we want to live and move, though we have no reason to, because it happens that it is the nature of life to live and move, to want to live and move. If it were not for this, life would be dead. It is because of this life that is in you that you dream of your immortality.
Don’t ever be afraid to ask the question, ‘why?’, or as most small children do, to repeat that question as many times as you receive an unsatisfactory answer. Inquiring minds are essential to a healthy society, and to making an individual art out of living.
One thing about trains, It doesn’t matter where they’re going, what matters is deciding to get on.
Tom Hanks, From The Polar Express
She wanted to die, but she also wanted to live in Paris.
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary
Proper elocution and the right references notwithstanding, the best way to scale polite society is to look the part.
Many people think they want things, but they don’t really have the strength, the discipline. They are weak. I believe that you get what you want if you want it badly enough.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
We are turned round and round in this world, like yonder windlass, and Fate the handspike.