The best way to travel, after all, is to feel,
to feel everything in every way,
to feel everything excessively,
because all things are, in truth, excessive
and all reality is an excess,
a violence, an extraordinarily vivid hallucination.
// Fernando Pessoa
I like subversive humor, freckles, women’s knees and long hair,
the laughter of playing children, and a girl running down the street.
I hope for vibrant love, the impossible, the chimerical.
I dread knowing precisely my own limitations.
// René Magritte
There exists, for everyone,
a sentence – a series of words
that has the power to destroy you.
Another sentence exists, another series of words,
that could heal you.
If you’re lucky you will get the second,
but you can be certain of getting the first.
VALIS // Philip K. Dick
This is a very unreal sort of summer.
Do you ever have periods like that in which reality seems to have entirely withdrawn? It is not necessarily unpleasant…
// Tennessee Williams
To love is to suffer.
To avoid suffering one must not love – But then one suffers from not loving.
Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer.
To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.
// Woody Allen
People will kill you over time,
and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases,
like “be realistic.”
// Dylan Moran