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Meanwhile in my head, I'm undergoing open-heart surgery - Anne Sexton
606"I
look at you
in the first light of the morning
for as long as I can." - W. S. Merwin, from Sight
1464"

Trust issues stop when you allow yourself to open up and be devoured whole, to understand and accept that you will be exhausted, torn at your seams, tugged by strings you hadn’t known existed, and maybe even left. It is all a part of it, so do not tell me you are in love if you have not let yourself become consumed entirely by that fear, and become so comfortable that you let it sleep beside you, in the form of their hand on your thigh.

So many people try to tell you that letting yourself go is not the healthy way to love. I say it matters more what is the hungriest way to love.

" - Sleepingtigers
1841"All too violently my heart still flows toward you — my heart, upon which my summer burns, short, hot, melancholy, overblissful; how my summer heart craves your coolness." - Friedrich Nietzsche, from Ecce Homo
1054"I suppose it is good for the soul to be hurt and perplexed perpetually. I know at least that I miss you damnably: that is a good fixed star." - Vita Sackville-West, from a letter to Virginia Woolf dated 9 February 1927
4216"I am a mere breath of air; a formless thought that thinks of you." - Jean-Paul Sartre, from No Exit
841"Torment yourself as little as possible, then you’ll torment me less." - Franz Kafka, from Letters To Milena
845"What frightens me isn’t getting close to someone, letting them explore their way through every little nook of my chest and find the sweetest spots. It’s not gaining love and learning again what it means to not just be alone but alone with someone else. It’s the way their name begins to familiarize itself with your tongue, twirling around it and hiding out in your mouth. You don’t think, your lips play with your tongue which plays with the roof of your mouth like they’re crawling themselves personally inside. They make a home inside of your mouth, and when it’s made you can’t help but to say it like they’ll always be there. It’s not the affection that scares me, it’s the name. The taste it leaves behind, what it would be like to become strangers for some odd years and find yourself dizzy when your mouth re-learns it again. It terrifies me to have a memory like that nestling under my tongue, waiting for me to speak on it again. Always waiting. You can’t get rid of a name." - Sleepingtigers
21583"I don’t know what to say to you except that it tore the heart out of my body saying goodbye to you." - Vita Sackville-West, from a letter to Virginia Woolf dated 28 January 1927
1320"Take me,
take
me;
take
my gifts
and
my moods
and
my body
and
my cries
and
my joys
and
my submissions
and
my yielding
and
my terror
and
my abandon,
take all you want." - Anaïs Nin, from Ladders To Fire
1169"You always seem to know what I mean. You see more, you just see more, and what you see is there all right. You get at the center of everything." - Frida Kahlo, from a letter to Diego Rivera dated 31 June 1948
267"

Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing
there is a field.

I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.

" - Rumi, from There Is A Field
661"I’m sorry, I said, I’m really sorry.
I stood up in a cafe and screamed
I’m in love,
and now you’ve made a fool of me…" - Charles Bukowski, from I’m In Love
1063"I
conversed
with
you
in
a
dream." - Sappho, from Selected Poems
71"

A child draws the outline of a body.
She draws what she can, but it is white all through,
she cannot fill in what she knows is there.
Within the unsupported line, she knows
that life is missing; she has cut
one background from another. Like a child,
she turns to her mother.

And you draw the heart
against the emptiness she has created.

" - Louise Glück, from Portrait
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