Meanwhile in my head, I'm undergoing open-heart surgery. - Anne Sexton
321"I am on your side. But you have no way of knowing it, because our heart is blind." - Albert Camus, from The Stranger
244"I often thought that if I had had to live in the trunk of a dead tree, with nothing to do but look up at the sky flowing overhead, little by little I would have gotten used to it." - Albert Camus, from The Stranger
589"When she laughed I wanted her again. A minute later she asked me if I loved her. I told her it didn’t mean anything but that I didn’t think so. She looked sad. But as we were fixing lunch, and for no apparent reason, she laughed in such a way that I kissed her." - Albert Camus, from The Stranger
278"…you are here,
you are laughing,
you hold me and rock me
and we watch the lighthouse come on,
blinking its dry wings over us all,
over my wound
and yours." - Anne Sexton, from Rats Live On No Evil Star
419"…he ate my heart in half
and I was glad." - Anne Sexton, from Begat
142"You are my judge.
You are my jury." - Anne Sexton, from The Frog Prince
333"I write
for you." - Anne Sexton, from The Frog Prince
1769"I am not one person; I am many people; I do not altogether know who I am —" - Virginia Woolf, from The Waves
189"I will be steel!
I will build a steel bridge over my need!
I will build a bomb shelter over my heart!
But my future is a secret.
It is as shy as a mole." - Anne Sexton, from Letters To Dr. Y.

I love the word warm.
It is almost unbearable —
so moist and breathlike.

I feel the earth like a nurse,
curing me of winter.
I feel the earth,
its worms oiling upward,
the ants ticking,
the oak leaf rotting like feces
and the oats rising like angels.

In the beginning,
summer is a sense
of this earth,
or of yourself.

" - Anne Sexton, from Letters To Dr. Y.
1208"Why else keep a journal, if not
to examine your own filth?" - Anne Sexton, from Letters To Dr. Y.
354"I will give; I will enrich; I will return to the world this beauty." - Virginia Woolf, from The Waves
292"But I shall not let myself be attracted to one person only. I do not want to be fixed, to be pinioned." - Virginia Woolf, from The Waves
385"I begin to feel the wish to be singled out; to be summoned, to be called away by one person who comes to find me, who is attracted towards me, who cannot keep himself from me […]" - Virginia Woolf, from The Waves
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