"There are beings - and artifacts - against which we batter our intelligence raw, and in the end make peace with reality only by saying, “It was an apparition, a thing of beauty and horror."
The Claw of the Conciliator
(Source: lifebythefifth, via maldorora)
"Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic."
— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via risenonlytofall)