Bohemian · Elegy · Excerpt · Fragment · German Literature · Inspirational · Modernism · Motivational · Poetry · Spiritual

Rainer Maria Rilke

O Trees of life, oh, when winterly? We’re not in accord. Are not of one mind like birds of passage. Overtaken and belated, we force ourselves abruptly on the winds and fall into an indifferent pond. We understand blooming and withering alike. And somewhere lions are still wandering and do not know, in their lordliness,… Continue reading Rainer Maria Rilke

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Excerpt · Indian Culture · Indian Literature · Literature · Paraphrase · Quote

Arundhati Roy

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never… Continue reading Arundhati Roy

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Anthology · Collection · Excerpt · Paraphrase · Quote · Realism · Russian Culture · Russian Literature · Short Stories

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 “I am a dreamer. I know so little of real life that I just can’t help re-living such moments as these in my dreams, for such moments are something I have very rarely experienced. I am going to dream about you the whole night, the whole week, the whole year. I feel I know you… Continue reading Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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American Culture · American Literature · Excerpt · Fragment · Poetry

Simone Muench

                                                    You’re a pinned flame,               an asterisk of snow                             disappearing in the thin isolation of my dress; — ,  from “Drowning by the Light of Oranges,” Wicked Alice. (Dancing Girl Press 2005)

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