• "If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world." - C. S. Lewis
  • "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." - Maya Angelou
  • “What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction.” - Chuck Palahniuk
  • "I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones, and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited." - Sylvia Plath
  • "Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary." - Oscar Wilde
  • "I don’t pretend to be wise, but I am observing, and I see a great deal more than you’d imagine. I’m interested in other people’s experiences and inconsistencies, and, though I can’t explain, I remember and use them for my own benefit." - Louisa May Alcott
  • "I always feel like I’m struggling to become someone else. Like I’m trying to find a new place, grab hold of a new life, a new personality. I guess it’s part of growing up, yet it’s also an attempt to reinvent myself. By becoming a different me, I could free myself of everything. I seriously believed I could escape myself- as long as I made the effort. But I always hit a dead end. No matter where I go, I still end up me. What’s missing never changes. The scenery may change, but I’m still the same old incomplete person. The same missing elements torture me with a hunger that I can never satisfy. I guess that lack itself is as close as I’ll come to define myself." - Haruki Murakami
  • “Beauty is nothing. Beauty won’t stay. You don’t know how lucky you are to be ugly, because if people like you, then you know it’s for something else.” - Charles Bukowski
  • "The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what 'fiction' means." - Oscar Wilde
  • "To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable." - Oscar Wilde
  • "No matter how good she looks, someone somewhere is tired of her shit." - Unknown
  • "I like people with depth, I like people with emotion, I like people with a strong mind, an interesting mind, a twisted mind, and also someone that can make me smile." - Abbey Lee Kershaw
  • "Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape? If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!" - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • "I am not a graceful person. I am not a Sunday morning or a Friday sunset. I am a Tuesday 2am, I am gunshots muffled by a few city blocks, I am a broken window during February. My bones crack on a nightly basis. I fall from elegance with a dull thud, and I apologize for my awkward sadness. I sometimes believe that I don't belong around people, that I belong to all the leap days that didn't happen. The way light and darkness mix under my skin has become a storm. You don't see the lightning, but you hear the echoes." - Anna Peters
  • "When your beauty struck me, it dissolved me. Deep down, I am not different from you. I dreamed you, I wished for your existence. I see in you that part of me which is you. I surrender my sincerity because if I love you it means we share the same fantasies, we share the same madness." - Anaïs Nin
  • "One day you may catch yourself smiling at the voice in your head, as you would smile at the antics of a child. This means that you no longer take the content of your mind all that seriously, as your sense of self does not depend on it." - Eckhart Tolle
  • "There are too many books I haven't read, too many places I haven't seen, too many memories I haven't kept long enough." - Irwin Shaw
  • "I learn a great deal by merely observing you, and letting you talk as long as you please, and taking note of what you do not say." - T.S. Eliot
  • "Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand." - Aldous Huxley
  • "Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." - Oscar Wilde
  • "Now I am quietly waiting for the catastrophe of my personality to seem beautiful again, and interesting, and modern." - Frank O'Hara
  • "Looked at sky through smoke heavy with human fat and God was not there. The cold, suffocating dark goes on forever and we are alone. Live our lives, lacking anything better to do. Devise reason later. Born from oblivion; bear children, hell-bound as ourselves, go into oblivion. There is nothing else." - Alan Moore (Watchmen)
  • "Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of others." - Carl Jung
  • "For your hair was full of roses, and my flesh was full of thorns." - Aleister Crowley
  • "I wish I'd done everything on Earth with you." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
sep 29 2011 ∞
apr 30 2014 +
user picture Petite_fille: That quote by Haruki Murakam.... Oh my god - that is so me..,story of my life..thank you so much...thanks to this quote I can now understand my life mar 19 2012
user picture Sky: Dude, me too. I really need to find one of his books so that I can read it lol mar 20 2012
user picture alyssa: just wanted to say that the poem "i am not a graceful person..." is by anna peters! (http://topographe.tumblr.com/) sep 2 2012
user picture alyssa: prose* (not poem)
user picture Sky: Oh, thank you for letting me know! I think I found on tumblr without a source. feb 8 2013
user picture Sky: Found it*