La temps viendra, the time will come and Anne’s signature, je anne boleyn written in a Book of Hours, beneath a miniature of the Last Judgement. There is also a drawing of an astrolabe, by Anne, to symbolise time.
"Anne hasn’t always been seen as the skanky schemer. For supporters of Katherine of Aragon she was worse: a cold hearted murderess. For Catholic propagandists such as Nicholas Sander, she was a six fingered, jaundiced looking erotomaniac who slept with butlers, chaplains and half of the French Court. For Elizabethan admirers, she was the unsung heroine of the Protestant Reformation. For the Romantics, particularly in painting, she was the hapless victim of a king’s tyranny-a view that gets taken up in earliest film versions of Anne, Ernst Lubitsch’s silent Anna Boleyna and Alexander Korda’s The Private Life of Henry VIII. In post-war movies and on television, Anne has animated by the rebellious spirit of the sixties ( Anne of the Thousand Days), the “mean girl” and “power feminist” celebration of female aggression and competitiveness of the nineties ( The Other Boleyn Girl) and the third-wave feminism of a new generation of Anne worshipers, inspired by Natalie Dormer’s brainy seductress of The Tudors to see Anne a woman too smart, sexy and strong for her own time, unfairly vilified for her defiance of sixteenth century norms of wifely obedience and silence.
Henry may have tried to write his second wife out of history but Anne Boleyn has been too strong for him, in the many guises she has assumed over the centuries."
Susan Bordo-The Creation of Anne Boleyn (via glorianas)
What was Anne Boleyn really like?
"The best writers practice writing every day, even when they haven’t got a story to tell or don’t feel at all inspired. You need to exercise your writing “muscles” in the same way you would train to play football or practice the piano before a performance."
Tish Farrell (via writingquotes)
"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more…"
Lord Byron, an excerpt from “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage” (via absea)
Carl Sagan is one of my personal heroes. I wept when I heard he had died - cried for a man I’d never met. But I knew the whole world had lost something that day.
"A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us."
W.H. Auden (via wordsaretimeless)
"Writing is a job, a talent, but it’s also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon."