Meanwhile in my head, I'm undergoing open-heart surgery. - Anne Sexton.
140"The most beautiful is what is still unfinished;
a sky filled with stars uncharted by astronomers
a sketch, a song broken off from emotion,
a pencil, a brush suspended in the air." - Julia Hartwig, from Feeling The Way
440"You are so vulnerably haunting; Your eeriness is terrifyingly irresistible." - Franz Kafka, from Letters To Milena
475"I am in the middle of it: chaos and poetry; poetry and love and again, complete chaos. Pain, disorder, occasional clarity; and at the bottom of it all: only love; poetry. Sheer enchantment, fear, humiliation. It all comes with love." - Anna Akhmatova, from The Akhmatova Journals
wild and simple.
Into any one
tongue." - Anna Akhmatova, from The Complete Poems
801"I suppose beauty first touched you and then the rest of the world. It is a certainty of mine; It first touched you, the world simply followed." - Virginia Woolf, from Selected Letters
through her gardens,
few ever noticed
that her flowers
didn’t seek the light
—they manifested it." - Michael Tweed, from The Beautiful Foolishness Of Things
91Q: To which of your tattoos do you feel more attached to?
Freja Beha Erichsen: The "Float" one means the world to me. You know, I believe in all that. Floating through life; thinking beautiful thoughts, not sinking inside stress. If you had to carry every person's stress that is laid up on you, you would die. It's impossible to just let literally everyone and anything affect you. So you have to try to remain calm even if people around you are stressing, yelling, wasting their peace of mind. Float; it is the best way of resisting.
106"Beauty: For every nameable vibration of the body, ten thousand unnameable vibrations—the subtle overtones and undertones of feeling. No I, no you—just waves of feeling traversing an ocean of events." - G. Vedana, Dreaming Of Nowhere: Row, Row Your Boat