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cordaterings · 9 days ago
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when oscar wilde said "i'm tired of myself tonight, i should like to be someone else' and when sylvia plath said ''i wish i knew what to do with my life, what to do with my heart" and when rilke said "this heavy humanness" .
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boysofbooks · 10 months ago
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People think intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is 'You're safe with me' - that's intimacy.
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
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thebookquotes · a year ago
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I am tired. These people make me feel I have a hole in the middle of me.
— D.H. Lawrence, from The Complete Works; The Plumbed Serpent
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thespilledquotes · a year ago
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I think too deeply about everything. I still don't know if that allows me to see more of the world, or less of it.
— Mobeen Hakeem
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seizethehistory · 8 months ago
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mary oliver was right: i am here!!! i am alive on this fresh earth!!! i am standing in my kitchen waiting for my tea to boil and that alone is proof of my existence!!!!
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lunamonchtuna · 7 months ago
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— Sophocles, Electra (translated by Anne Carson, with Introduction and Notes by Michael Shaw) (via lunamonchtuna)
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thebookquotes · a year ago
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When you are attracted to people, it's because of the details. Their kindness. Their eyes. The fact that they can get you to laugh when you need it the most.
— Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home
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thehopefulquotes · a year ago
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Sometimes people think they know you. They know a few facts about you, and they piece you together in a way that makes sense to them. And if you don't know yourself very well, you might even believe that they are right. But the truth is, that isn't you. That isn't you at all.
— Leila Sales
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thebrokenquotes · 10 months ago
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He had the awkward tenderness of someone who has never been loved and is forced to improvise.
— Isabel Allende, The House of The Spirits
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thebookquotes · a year ago
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Being with her was like sitting outside by the sea at sunset. I don't think I need to say more.
— Jonathan Carroll
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flowerytale · 11 months ago
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The Letters of Emily Dickinson
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thespilledquotes · 11 months ago
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I must change my life so that I can live it, not wait for it.
— Susan Sontag, Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1964
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thebrokenquotes · a year ago
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I'm in pain because the day is ending and somehow I am never healing.
Anne Sexton, A Self-Portrait In Letters
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