Meanwhile in my head, I'm undergoing open-heart surgery - Anne Sexton
386"- Why are you unhappy?
- Because I’m unhappy." - À bout de souffle (1960) dir. by Jean-Luc Godard
520"Is there really nothing, nothing left of me?" - Jean-Paul Sartre, from No Exit
781"- You’ll be fine. It only needs a little effort; just a spark of human feeling.
- Human feeling. That’s beyond my range. I’m rotten to the core." - Jean-Paul Sartre, from No Exit
4297"You’re acting healthy so well that everyone believes you. Everyone but me, because I know how rotten you are." - Bibi Andersson, from Persona (1966) dir. by Ingmar Bergman
2143"I feel that I do everything wrong. I feel that I do everything to bring about just what I fear." - Anaïs Nin, from Ladders To Fire

- Look, a butterfly. Did you make a wish?

- You don’t wish on butterflies.

- You do so. Did you make one?

- Yes.

- It doesn’t count.

" - Louise Glück, from The Butterfly

The ceiling is an upside-down rowboat.
I usually count its ribs.
Maybe I am drowning?

Or maybe we are all upside down?

" - Anne Sexton, from The Complete Poems
131"I fear you will come to a bad end.
You will come to a very bad end." - Ezra Pound, from Further Instructions
358"God, is this all it is, the ricocheting down the corridor of laughter and tears? Of self-worship and self-loathing? Of glory and disgust?" - Sylvia Plath, from The Unabridged Journals
383"Don’t despair, not even over the fact that you don’t despair." - Franz Kafka, from Diaries
1241"What matters most is
how well you
walk through the
fire." - Charles Bukowski, from How Is Your Heart?
1133"One can’t build little white picket fences to keep the nightmares out." - Anne Sexton, from an Interview dated 1968
1709"You talk to me with words and I look at you with feelings." - Pierrot Le Fou (1965) dir. by Jean-Luc Godard
210"No walls
can keep me
I’m in the grip
of a hurricane;
I’m going to
blow myself
away." - Florence And The Machine, from Hurricane Drunk
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