Cat Norman Photography: Current Work

Jul 04

“Old men cross the road in front of you on foot, behind flocks of newly shorn sheep, taking their time, stopping to wave the fat lambs over, or to take of their shoes and look for bits of gravel that have been bothering them for hours. The fact that you are in a hurry is of no particular interest to them; in the their opinion, if you are are making your journey in a hurry, you are making it poorly.” — The Tiger’s Wife: A Novel by Tea Obreht

Apr 18

Pyrrhic victor.

'Another such victory and I am undone.

Feb 02

“It is so hard to leave — until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.” — John GreenPaper Towns 

(via edial)

Jan 07

“She walks in. A nod and a loving smirk to the waiter and he wordlessly brings her order. The same order every time, though she’s not a woman for consistency. In fact, nothing scares her more. But, in this, slight stability, she can meet the inherent need for home, for belonging, while holding it at arms length.”

Dec 15

“When I see these democratic elites pretending to condemn the murderer, it seems absurd. You are the people who sustain the gun policy.” — China Watches Newtown: Guns and American Credibility : The New Yorker

Dec 14

“When we consider that each of us has only one life to live, isn’t it rather tragic to find men and women, with brains capable of comprehending the stars and the planets, talking about the weather; men and women, with hands capable of creating works of art, using those hands only for routine tasks; men and women, capable of independent thought, using their minds as a bowling-alley for popular ideas; men and women, capable of greatness, wallowing in mediocrity; men and women, capable of self-expression, slowly dying a mental death while they babble the confused monotone of the mob?” — http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/12/14/how-to-avoid-work/

Nov 16

“It is doubtful, of course, that things happened that way, but what we don’t know, we don’t know.” — The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Nov 02

via LenaEberswalder

via LenaEberswalder

Oct 23

“14. a foreigner : Foreigners aroused both curiosity and suspicion in Soviet Russia, representing both the glamour of ‘abroad’ and the possibility of espionage.” — Notes from Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky’s translation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita

Sep 26

How ‘bout you pretend you aren’t jealous and I’ll pretend I’m not excited. 
#vacation #saturdaycan’tcomefastenough

How ‘bout you pretend you aren’t jealous and I’ll pretend I’m not excited. 

#vacation #saturdaycan’tcomefastenough

“Girl on her own, how many times home.” — Leon Dwyer

Sep 23

“It is advisable that politicians, including Romney, should abandon … short-sighted China-bashing tricks and adopt at least a little bit of statesmanship on China-U.S. ties.” — The Chinese View of Obama and Romney : The New Yorker

Sep 10

“But the next day everything was as it had always been, for the townsmen did not like to remember evil and did not worry about the future; in their blood was the conviction that real life consists of calm periods and that it would be mad and vain to spoil them by looking for some other, firmer and more lasting life that did not exist.” — Ivo Andric, The Bridge on the Drina

Aug 27

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Aug 24

“Don’t say ‘cut’ unless I’m dead.” — Buster Keaton