"There must be something strangely sacred in salt. It is in our tears and in the sea."
"I opened my mouth, almost said something. Almost. The rest of my life might have turned out differently if I had. But I didn’t."
— Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
"In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to."
"Just in case you ever foolishly forget; I’m never not thinking of you."
— Virginia Woolf, Selected Letters
"A woman should be able to kiss a man beautifully and romantically without any desire to be either his wife or his mistress."
— The Beautiful and Damned
, F. Scott Fitzgerald (via dansaires
"You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge."
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park
"Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. Mere words! Was there anything so real as words?"
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i never understood
what made your lips on my neck
such an intimate affair
until your teeth grazed my pulse
and i realized
you could tear open my throat
and make me bleed out in your arms
you chose to kiss
"Don’t lose yourself just because you found somebody."
"…find what you love, the things that you love to look at, and gather them around you and soak yourself in them. Make art from a place of love and passion, not from a trying-to-look-clever kind of place. Don’t worry about “finding a style” or any of that bullshit. You are your style. Just work hard and be good and let life take you where it will. Everything will come in time, to those who are pure of heart."
— Marion Peck (interview by Hi-Fructose)
"I composed a beautiful letter to you in the sleepless nightmare hours of the night, and it has all gone: I just miss you, in a quite simple desperate human way. You, with all your un-dumb letters, would never write so elementary a phrase as that; perhaps you wouldn’t even feel it. And yet I believe you’ll be sensible of a little gap. But you’d clothe it in so exquisite a phrase that it would lose a little of its reality. Whereas with me it is quite stark: I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal. So this letter is just really a squeal of pain. It is incredible how essential to me you have become. I suppose you are accustomed to people saying these things. Damn you, spoilt creature; I shan’t make you love me any the more by giving myself away like this - But oh my dear, I can’t be clever and stand-offish with you: I love you too much for that. Too truly. You have no idea how stand-offish I can be with people I don’t love. I have brought it to a fine art. But you have broken down my defences. And I don’t really resent it."
— Vita Sackville-West, from a letter
to Virginia Woolf dated 21 January 1926.
"I don’t see where good is to spring from, if it is not out of that evil. How can one build a better self unless on the ruins of the old?"
"A book can teach you, a conversation can assure you, a poem can seduce you, a genius can inspire you but only you can save yourself."