Meanwhile in my head, I'm undergoing open-heart surgery. - Anne Sexton
974"Because I love you. Because I love you and I never want to lose you and that’s all. I love you from my heart, my soul, my mind. And I’ll never let you down. All right?" - Monster (2003) dir. by Patty Jenkins
218"The definition of morality: Morality is the idiosyncrasy of decadents having the hidden desire to revenge themselves upon life — and being successful." - Friedrich Nietzsche, from Ecce Homo
2036"Gradually, but deliberately…I have made myself into a machine. I have done it deliberately—in order to endure, in order not to feel. I have deliberately killed my senses—I have deliberately died […]" - T.S. Eliot, from Selected Letters
944"Was this why I kissed you?
Was this why I tormented myself, loving?
To remember you now, calmly and wearily,
With loathing?" - Anna Akhmatova, from White Night Of 1914
1095"Be with me always — take any form — drive me mad! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!" - Emily Brontë, from Wuthering Heights
527"There are times when you seem indifferent to everything." - Virginia Woolf, from Night And Day
421"Isn’t it better not to talk so much, not to be worrying always about small things that don’t really matter?" - Virginia Woolf, from Night And Day
323"Everything about her seemed rapid, fragmentary, and full of a kind of racing speed." - Virginia Woolf, from Night And Day
464"I cannot live without you, and I don’t intend to bloody well try ever again. You are my inspiration, my hope, my whole hope, the oxygen in my blood." - Laurence Olivier, from a letter to Vivien Leigh
410"I adore you so. You’re so original. The way you make absolutely no attempt to hide your darling feelings is so adorable!" - Laurence Olivier, from a letter to Vivien Leigh
345"You are all over me, in sorrow or in joy, all of the time – Oh yes in drunkenness too, in conversation, in work, with every breath and heart-beat." - Laurence Olivier, from a letter to Vivien Leigh
199"She always says she dislikes the abnormal, it is so obvious. She says the normal is so much more simply complicated and interesting." - Gertrude Stein, from The Autobiography Of Alice B. Toklas