Meanwhile in my head, I'm undergoing open-heart surgery. - Anne Sexton
330"I am on your side. But you have no way of knowing it, because our heart is blind." - Albert Camus, from The Stranger
288"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
602"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
1876"I am not one person; I am many people; I do not altogether know who I am —" - Virginia Woolf, from The Waves
354"I will give; I will enrich; I will return to the world this beauty." - Virginia Woolf, from The Waves
296"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
394"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
367"She understands more than the rest of them. Not the words — but what are words?" - Virginia Woolf, from The Waves
1036"Where are those old friends with whom in years gone by I felt so closely united? Now it seems as if we belonged to different worlds, and no longer spoke the same language! Like a stranger and an outcast, I move among them—not one of their words or looks reaches me any longer. I am dumb for no one understands my speech—ah, but they never did understand me! It is terrible to be condemned to silence when one has so much to say.

Was I made for solitude or for a life in which there was no one to whom I could speak? The inability to communicate one’s thoughts is in very truth the most terrible of all kinds of loneliness. Difference is a mask which is more ironbound than any iron mask." - Friedrich Nietzsche, from a letter to his sister (1886) 

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71506"I’m self-sufficient. I spend a lot of time on my own and I shut off quite easily. When I communicate, I communicate 900 per cent, then I shut off, which scares people sometimes." - Björk on Self-Sufficiency

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301"I am filled with the delight of youth, with potency, with the sense of what is to come." - Virginia Woolf, from The Waves
972"I know that I am sure of myself and my enormous and alarmingly timeless love for you; which will always be." - Sylvia Plath, from The Unabridged Journals Of Sylvia Plath  

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488"Let your kindness be your final self-conquest." - Friedrich Nietzsche, from Thus Spoke Zarathustra
401"You always get exaggerated notions of things you don’t know anything about." - Albert Camus, from The Stranger
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