Notes: 75 / 4 months ago
"We can only love what we know, and we can never know completely what we do not love. Love is a mode of knowledge…"
Notes: 3540 / 5 months ago
"Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly."
Happy Birthday Mr. K
Notes: 516 / 8 months ago
"If you can’t go home, there is nowhere to go, and nowhere is the biggest place in the world—indeed, nowhere is the world."
from The Lazarus Project
Notes: 611 / 9 months ago
"…everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else."
- David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
Notes: 311 / 1 year ago
is wrapped silently in the snow’s winding sheet,
I hear—long, doleful, blood-curdling—the howl of wolves
Notes: 53 / 1 year ago
"If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our solitude as individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exaltation of affection and make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and significant, and if this heavenly, world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up next morning with a clear head and an undamaged constitution — then, it seems to me, all our problems (and not merely the one small problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and earth would become paradise."
- from Wanted, a New Pleasure, 1931 by Aldous Huxley [July 26, 1894 -November 22, 1963]
Notes: 427 / 1 year ago
"Freedom is the possibility of isolation. You are free if you can withdraw from people, not having to seek them out for the sake of money, company, love, glory or curiosity, none of which can thrive in silence and solitude. If you can’t live alone, you were born a slave."
- Fernando Pessoa - Bernardo Soares, ”The Book of Disquiet” (from Text 283)
Notes: 583 / 1 year ago
"Maybe the world hasn’t always been sad."
The first line of Miquel Bauca’s Carrer Marsala (trans. Martha Tennent)
thanks to invisiblestories
Notes: 101 / 1 year ago
"You may be poor, but the one thing nobody can take away from you is the freedom to fuck up your life whatever way you want to."
- Jonathan Franzen, Freedom
Notes: 197 / 1 year ago
"One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."
- Henry Miller
Notes: 139 / 1 year ago
"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves."
- Henry David Thoreau
Notes: 281 / 1 year ago
"There is another world but it is in this one."
Paul Éluard or W. B. Yeats (attribution unknown)
Notes: 311 / 1 year ago
"I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams."
- from Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven, 1899 by W. B. Yeats
Notes: 48 / 1 year ago
"The world is alive and no living thing has any remedy. That is our fortune."
Notes: 9042 / 1 year ago
"I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness."