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“Can you understand? Someone, somewhere, can you understand me a little, love me a little? For all my despair, for all my ideals, for all that – I love life. But it is hard, and I have so much – so very much to learn.”

Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“You know these things as thoughts, but your thoughts are not your experiences, they are an echo and after-effect of your experiences: as when your room trembles when a carriage goes past. I however am sitting in the carriage, and often I am the carriage itself. In a man who thinks like this, the dichotomy between thinking and feeling, intellect and passion, has really disappeared. He feels his thoughts. He can fall in love with an idea. An idea can make him ill.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

“And then, existence is tedious, anyway; it is a senseless, dirty business, this life, and goes heavily.”

Anton Chekhov, Uncle Vanya

“Eyes closed, body not yet mine, but still part of something – of air, of earth, of fire, of water.”

Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“Proust was right: life is represented more accurately by bad music than by a Missa solemnis. Great Art makes fun of us as it comforts us, because it shows us the world as the artists would like the world to be. The dime novel, however, pretends to joke, but then it shows us the world as it actually is – or at least the world as it will become.”

Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum

“The night
hath been to me a more familiar face
than that of man; and in her starry shade
of dim and solitary loveliness
I learned the language of another world.”

Lord Byron, Manfred