Meanwhile in my head, I'm undergoing open-heart surgery. - Anne Sexton
1202"When you love someone, it should be easy. It might get hard during certain moments, but in the way you two get each other — it must be gloriously easy. Deep, soul-consuming yet effortless, magnificent, simple to the very core. Hearts connecting and communicating, instant flashes of one person’s reaching out and the other’s immediate encompassing of the initiative until reaching out feels powerfully mutual — it must be nothing other than that. Automatic bloody wanting, wanting and desiring. Choosing that person during your hardest, most painful, as well as ordinarily human moments. Laughing your ass off with them not in order to break the ice but just because it feels effortless even when things get dramatic. Directness of emotion. Occasionally losing consciousness of what feels like yourself and at the same time knowing that this is you addressing someone you love. Acceptance of whatever happens. Plain trust. Know how complicated it is and then state it simply — experience the other person not merely in terms of them understanding you but also in terms of fucking feeling it with you at that very moment — that’s what soul communication is about. When you love someone, man, it must be devastatingly real. It doesn’t need to be profound. It doesn’t need to be complicated beyond belief. Sure it can be all that, but then again, fuck that. Fuck any possible attempt at a description. Your entire being must yearn toward everything yearning is about. That’s the only way it happens. This yearning must be shared. True motherfucking unembellished, accurate soul connection. There it goes." - All These Things You Wish You’d Say
659"The complete woman tears you to pieces when she loves you!" - Friedrich Nietzsche, from Ecce Homo

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797"Imaginary pains are by far the most real we suffer, since we feel a constant need for them and invent them because there is no way of doing without them." - E.M. Cioran, from The Trouble With Being Born
212"Self-knowledge — the bitterest knowledge of all and also the kind we cultivate least: what is the use of catching ourselves out, morning to night, in the act of illusion, pitilessly tracing each act back to its root, and losing case after case before our own tribunal?" - E.M. Cioran, from The Trouble With Being Born
331"True contact between beings is established only by mute presence, by apparent non-communication, by that mysterious and wordless exchange which resembles inward prayer." - E.M. Cioran, from The Trouble With Being Born
585"Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone." - E.M. Cioran, from The Trouble With Being Born
1147"I tell you, it’s strange. When I’m like this I just want to be alone. I want to stay in my own room. I’m like a cat." - Ernest Hemingway, from The Sun Also Rises
280"..the books we need are the kind that act upon us like a misfortune, that make us suffer like the death of someone we love more than ourselves, that make us feel as though we were on the verge of suicide, or lost in a forest remote from all human habitation — a book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us." - Franz Kafka, from a letter to Oskar Pollak
1945"If everybody likes you, you’re pretty dull." - Bette Davis

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434"I’ll never be like you. I change all the time. You can do what you want. You won’t get to me." - Persona (1966) dir. by Ingmar Bergman
980"I’ve never loved any one else the way I love you." - Ernest Hemingway, from The Snows Of Kilimanjaro
334"My entire soul is a cry, and all my work the commentary on that cry." - Nikos Kazantzakis, from Report To Greco
300"You know me more than anybody else in the world." - Shane McCutcheon, from The L Word
352"And yet both had this hidden impulse, this incalculable force—this thing they cared for and didn’t talk about—oh, what was it?" - Virginia Woolf, from Night And Day
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