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March 31 2015

She was afraid of getting too close to anyone. To her, closeness represented a loss rather than a gain.
— Mitsuyo Kakuta, from Woman on the Other Shore
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March 15 2015

You return when you feel like it, like rain. And like rain you are tender.
— Linda Gregg, from “Kept Burning and Distant,” The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1800 to the Present
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The dirty façades, the nameless crowds, the unremitting noise, the packed rush-hour trains, the gray skies, the billboards on every square centimeter of available space, the hopes and resignation, irritation and excitement. And everywhere, infinite options, infinite possibilities. An infinity, and at the same time, zero. We try to scoop it all up in our hands, and what we get is a handful of zero. That’s the city.

This was never any place I was meant to be.
— A slow boat to China by Haruki Murakami

January 17 2015

Depression is living in a body that fights to survive with a mind that tries to die.
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January 12 2015

…Everyone tries to make his life a work of art. We want love to last and we know that it does not last; even if, by some miracle, it were to last a whole lifetime, it would still be incomplete. Perhaps, in this insatiable need for perpetuation, we should better understand human suffering, if we knew that it was eternal. It appears that great minds are, sometimes, less horrified by suffering than by the fact that it does not endure. In default of inexhaustible happiness, eternal suffering would at least give us a destiny. But we do not even have that consolation, and our worst agonies come to an end one day. One morning, after many dark nights of despair, an irrepressible longing to live will announce to us the fact that all is finished and that suffering has no more meaning than happiness.
— Albert Camus, The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt

December 29 2014

I feel gratefully near to you, and it does me good not to have taken leave. Leave-takings are a burden on feeling. Distance remains stressed behind them, acts and grows and becomes mighty beyond all that is shared, which should be spontaneous even between those who are widely separated.
— Rainer Maria Rilke, from a letter to Clara Westhoff Schmargendorf
...and her face became anxious, then blank, then nervous, then resigned, and then all the expressions of madness passed over it and after each she always smiled.
— Roberto Bolaño, 2666
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December 12 2014

When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.
— Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart

December 10 2014

The weather varies between heavy fog and pale sunshine; My thoughts follow the exact same process.
— Virginia Woolf
The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me.
— Oscar Wilde

November 22 2014

Everyone is isolated from everyone else. The concept of society is like a cushion to protect us from the knowledge of that isolation. A fiction that serves as an anesthetic.
— Paul Bowles
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It's very strange how often strong feelings don't seem to carry any message of action.
— Philip Larkin
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And I began to let him go. Hour by hour. Days into months. It was a physical sensation, like letting out the string of a kite. Except that the string was coming from my center.
— Augusten Burroughs, You Better Not Cry
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November 17 2014

Does not everything depend on our interpretation of the silence around us?
— Lawrence Durrell
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I am no stranger to love and I am not waiting for you, because I believe we will be reborn, because I believe everything, and I believe that we will meet again and suffer together again.
— Richard Siken

November 16 2014


Chuck Klosterman, Downtown Owl
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November 07 2014

What am I doing here, what is the point of these smiles and gestures? My home is neither here nor elsewhere. And the world has become merely unknown landscape where my heart can lean on nothing. Foreign - who can know what this word means?
— Albert Camus
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November 03 2014

If there is any substitute for love, it is memory.
— Joseph Brodsky
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October 27 2014

The person you were when you were with them is gone just as surely as they are.
This is what you should know about losing somebody you love. They do not travel alone. You go with them.
— Augusten Burroughs, This Is How
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October 21 2014

It’s often said that we’re haunted by memories. Sometimes I think it’s the other way around: we’re the ones who do the haunting.
— Will Boast, from “Where It All Went Wrong”
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