“In the end one loves one’s desire and not what is desired.”

—F. Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, §175.

"Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that’s what the poet does."

— Allen Ginsberg (via wordsnquotes)

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"I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing – a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process – an integral function of the universe."

— R. Buckminster Fuller (via liberatingreality)

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"Sometimes I feel like I’m not solid. I’m hollow. There’s nothing behind my eyes. I’m a negative of a person. All I want is blackness, blackness and silence."

Sylvia Plath  (via psych-facts)

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"You can’t measure the mutual affection of two human beings by the number of words they exchange."

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being (via wordsnquotes)

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"I looked up at the mass of signs and stars in the night sky and laid myself open for the first time to the benign indifference of the world."

—  Albert Camus, The Stranger (via wordsnquotes)

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"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (via zacheway)

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"I am the original fragrance of the earth. I am the taste in water. I am the heat in fire and the sound in space. I am the light of the sun and moon and the life of all that lives."

— Lord Krishna, Bhagavad Gita (via panatmansam)

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"When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen. But if you have not a pen, I suppose you must scratch any way you can."

— Samuel Lover (via soldierofink)

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