"Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. London is a teenager, an urchin, and in this hasn’t changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman." — John Berger, from Keeping A Rendezvous (via violentwavesofemotion)
"Wanted, wanted: Dolores Haze.
Hair: brown. Lips: scarlet." — Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita