There are no differences but differences of degree between different degrees of difference and no difference. ― William James
Now i’ve been sitting on this abandoned beach for years Waiting for the salty water to cover up my ears But every time the tide come in to take me home I get scared, and I’m sitting here alone. — Regina Spektor, from “Folding Chair,” Far. (June 9, 2009) Label: Sire.
Be anything but a coward, a pretender, an emotional crook, a whore: I’d rather have cancer than a dishonest heart. — Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. (Random House 1958)
Let’s not look directly at what is meant to be loved in secret. Let’s, for example, imagine the sea is always, constantly, and forever spilling toward us, that our screaming building is something worth escaping. — Zachary Schomburg, from “Building of Unseen Cats,” Fjords Vol. 1. (Black Ocean; 1st edition March 6, 2012)
We looked at each other for the last time; nothing is as eloquent as nothing. — David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas. (Random House Trade Paperbacks August 17, 2004)
I had the dream where you read your own poems, Like those written sometime ago, only these were in the grey book written after death… And you look finer, paler and tinier every passing moment, Then you disappear. The last to vanish were your hands And only the poems were left unharmed And in the… Continue reading Grażyna Chrostowska
Undressing her was an act of recklessness, a kind vandalism, like releasing a zoo full of animals, or blowing up a dam. — Michael Chabon, Wonder Boys. (Villard Books March 14, 1995)