You are currently browsing the monthly archive for June 2010.

I’ve always been an Audrey fan, but the best and most timelessly beautiful actress award would have to go to Vivien Leigh, of Gone With the Wind. Is it physically possible for anyone to be prettier than her? Don’t believe me? See for yourself ; )

With future husband Sir Laurence Olivier. Take that, Brangelina!

She doesn’t smile a lot in pictures, but when she does it’s breathtaking : )

This has come to represent Classic Hollywood in general

With Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire

As Cleopatra. Liz Taylor who?

Lord and Lady Olivier

Stuff that legends are made of

Older Vivien and Laurence

One of her last photos before passing away at age 53. Still peerlessly graceful

Forever Scarlett : )


Thankful always, for small mercies.

And this one’s not so small after all : )

It wasn’t perfect. It wasn’t sublime. But in Paradise there are no stories, because there are no journeys.

Given the chance, I would’ve wiped the pallor from your cheeks. Stolen the indigo of dusk and sprinkled them across your eyes.

There was an accident. No, not the kind where sirens sound. Perhaps no one ever took note, but here we are, crumbling to dust in a nanosecond.

Given the chance.

Remember when we howled and teared up when we scraped our knees while riding our bikes? Remember how far away the sky seemed when we fell down and all courage and will seeped from our legs?  Now we clutch the throbbing scars that crisscross its way through our heart and laugh at the memories.

Only in the dark can you see the stars. They won’t ever fill up the sky, but they will shimmer behind when we need to reminiscence, and guide us down the coming road when the night becomes too cloudy.

High school, you’ve been good to me. And a million other things. For everything, every moment that whisked my breath away, I thank you. These moments I will cherish to the end of time.

10. Sodapop Curtis (The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton) 

Darry, you gotta stop yelling at him for every little thing he does, man.

Rob Lowe as Sodapop

My favourite Greaser. He’s funny, sweet, nice to Ponyboy, and likes horses. What’s not to love?

9. Count Almasy (The English Patient by Michael Ontdaaje)

All I ever wanted was a world without maps.

Ralph Fiennes as Almasy

That tormented, loner-ish count whose affair with a married woman destroyed them both, and resulted in her dead and him being burnt beyond recognition. Oh, and he comes across as a little bit of a masochist. Poor guy…

8. Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar)

I want the best. I am the best. And I deserve the best.

Leighton Meester as Blair

Epic bitch! But how can you not love her? We all have a little bit of Blair in us. Yep, you know you do : )

7. Armand (Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice)

There are no children of Satan, really.

Probably the most evil character on this list, but it’s not his fault. He’s a bloodsucker, cut him some slack! If you were abducted when you were young and sold as a slave and constantly raped, you’d be evil too ; ) and probably not as good-looking!

6. Mathilde (A Very Long Engagement by Sebastien Japrisot)

If I don’t break the peel, Manech is alive.

Audrey Tautou as Mathilde

The  girl who refused to believe her fiance was dead, and even though she’s a cripple, ran (figuratively) around France looking for him. Did she find him? Take a guess : )

5. Fermin Romero de Torres (The Shadow of the Wind by Carl Ruis Zafon)

You talk like the jacket blurb of a Victorian novel, Daniel.

Gentleman and scoundrel with a shadowy past, who acts as a guide for the young Daniel. Probably the most charming and likable character ever in the history of literature.

4. Antonio Corelli (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres)

Your lips are like sugar
And your cheeks an apple
Your breasts are paradise
And your body a lily.

O, to kiss the sugar
To bite the apple
To reveal paradise
And open the lily.

Nicolas Cage as Corelli

The awkwardly adorable Italian captain with a mandolin who woos the initially hostile female lead from the occupied nation of Greece. Even though the ending’s supposed to be tragic, he’s so good-natured that even destiny turned on its head for him : )

3. Holden Caulfield (The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger)

Grand. There’s a word I really hate. It’s a phony. I could puke every time I hear it.

Everyone’s favourite teen rebel. So kooky and badass, how can I not include him?

2. Marguerite Gaultier (Camille by Alexandre Dumas fils)

How can one change one’s entire life and build a new one on one moment of love? And yet, that’s what you make me want to close my eyes and do.

Greta Garbo as Marguerite

The Parisian courtesan with a heart of gold who falls in love with a man for the first time in her life, and dies of a broken heart plus tuberculosis . Made iconic by the screen legends Greta Garbo in Camille and Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge. Love her very much.

1. Sydney Carton (A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens)

Think now and then that there is a man who would give his life, to keep a life you love beside you!

Every time I re-read A Tale of Two Cities, I go to pieces, and the tissue box gets massacred, all thanks to Sydney Carton. He’s the intelligent but cynical lawyer who’s perpetually drunk and has no idea what to do with himself…until he meets Lucie Manette and completely falls for her. Unfortunately, she’s kind of taken, and he is forced into the background when she married Charles Darnay. When her husband is condemned by the French Revolution to the guillotine, Carton, who strongly resembles Darnay, gives up his life for the one he loves and takes Darnay’s place instead. Well, it was probably a good day for the Kleenex company when Mr. Dickens decided to create such a heartwrencher of  a character. Badass and the ultimate hero at the same time, and moving girls to tears since 1859. Top spot, without a doubt : )

June 2010
« May   Aug »


  • 40,646 peeks

Tweetings, Earthling

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.