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"Life is a question of nerves, and fibres, and slowly built-up cells in which thought hides itself and passion has its dreams. You may fancy yourself safe and think yourself strong. But a chance tone of colour in a room or a morning sky, a particular perfume that you had once loved and that brings subtle memories with it, a line from a forgotten poem that you had come across again, a cadence from a piece of music that you had ceased to play… I tell you, that it is on things like these that our lives depend."
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via larmoyante)

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"She wasn’t happy, but then she wasn’t unhappy. She wasn’t anything. But I don’t believe anyone is a nothing. There has to be something inside, if only to keep the skin from collapsing."
John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley (via larmoyante)

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"You are like night, calmed, constellated.
Your silence is star-like, as distant, as true."
Pablo Neruda; “XV,” from Twenty Poems of Love (via forgottencityiram)

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"Building a library is the sanest form of hoarding."

Quote from my mother, after I expressed concerns that I was purchasing too many books and would shortly be buried under them and die (via booksandhotchocolate)

wish my mother would say this.

(via yourcupofcoffee)

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"There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours."
Jean-Paul Sartre (via larmoyante)

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I am crazy as hell, but I know it. And knowing it is a kind of sanity that makes the sickness worse.

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Anne Sexton  (via marcescentfleur)

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"I am unattached; My heart is very quiet. The world is a curtain."
Sylvia Plath, Poppies In July  (via onlinebabe)

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"I said to the sun, ‘Tell me about the big bang.’ The sun said, ‘it hurts to become.’"
Andrea Gibson  (via nc-17)

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"(let’s go said he
not too far said she
what’s too far said he
where you are said she.)"
e.e. cummings, from may i feel said he (via violentwavesofemotion)

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