"Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence."
The Little Prince (via theoldludwigvan)

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"He pictures the evening he might have spent, snugly at home, fixing the food he has bought, then lying down on the couch beside the bookcase and reading himself slowly sleepy. At first glance this is an absolutely convincing and charming scene of domestic contentment. Only after a few instants does George notice the omission that makes it meaningless. What is left out of the picture is Jim, lying opposite him at the other end of the couch, also reading; the two of them absorbed in their books yet so completely aware of each other’s presence."
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man (1964). (via andrewstuntpilot)
"I’m a coward when it comes to matters of the heart. That is my fatal flaw."
Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 (via man-of-prose)

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"I admire anybody who has the guts to write anything at all."
E.B. White (via mirroir)

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"I am still blazing
in my golden hell."
Sylvia Plath, from To A Jilted Lover  (via mirroir)

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"We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life."
Tennessee Williams (via larmoyante)

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"I like revisiting, at certain times, spots where I was once happy; I like to shape the present in the image of the irretrievable past."
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, White Nights (via mirroir)

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"There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable."
C.S. Lewis  (via talkingtokafka)

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