Meanwhile in my head, I'm undergoing open-heart surgery. - Anne Sexton.
483"Know the true definition of yourself. That is essential.
Then, when you know your own definition, flee from it." - Rumi, from Sister Of Dust
1416"She’s in a world of her own. She demands authenticity of herself and others. Originality bores her but her mind is lively. She mistrusts what isn’t sincere and open." - Masculin Féminin (1966) dir. by Jean-Luc Godard
307"If it’s going to be a world with no time for sentiment then it’s not a world that I want to live in." - A Single Man (2009) dir. by Tom Ford
630"And you ask me: what’s happened to my love?
So I answer you: I can’t remember.
And still, of course, I know what you mean
But I honestly can’t recollect her face
I just know: there was a time I kissed it." - Bertrolt Brecht, from The Life Of Others
1055"She had authentic magnetism. The way she listened was more eloquent than speech." - Laura (1944)
565"I cling to each instant with all my heart: I know that it is unique, irreplaceable — and yet I would not raise a finger to stop it from being annihilated" - Jean-Paul Sartre, from Nausea
230"We’re in our own prison. We choose whatever won’t meet opposition, gray and flat. We don’t pick our values and stick by them, instead we think: Will it get through? What will the censor say? So our hands are tied, and culture dies." - Anna Kamienska, from A Nest Of Quiet
3840"You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself." - Albert Camus, from Notebooks