A Kite Is a Victim A kite is a victim you are sure of. You love it because it pulls gentle enough to call you master, strong enough to call you fool; because it lives like a desperate trained falcon in the high sweet air, and you can always haul it down to tame it… Continue reading Leonard Cohen
I want to tell you about your heart—you’ve probably been neglecting your heart—and you don’t know. — F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise. (Scribner March 26, 1920)
If I stopped and thought, maybe the world can’t be saved, the pain was unbearable. — Mary Oliver, from “The Moths,” Dream Work. (The Atlantic Monthly Press May 1986)
But Lord, how much love, how much love I used to experience in my daydreams… — Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground. (Vintage; Reprint edition August 30, 1994) Originally published 1864.
I am simply a wounded and dying man. Who can be more regal than a dying man? — Alasdair Gray, Lanark. (Canongate Pub Ltd March 2003) Originally published 1981.
The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope. —Walter Benjamin
I move in the descent of days from what was dreamed to what remains. — Wendell Berry, from “Boone,” New Collected Poems (Counterpoint Press 2012)
The dreaming gives anxiety because it is lonely, ghostly, evanescent, unstable, fluid, but above all because it is lonely. No dream is shared. Reality is shared. People’s dreams can be similar but they do not create a human relationship by themselves. — Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 3: 1939-1944. (Mariner Books March… Continue reading Anaïs Nin
You know the secret passageways of the soul, the roads that dreams take, and the calm evening where they go to die… . — Antonio Machado, from “It Doesn’t Matter Now if the Golden Wine,” Times Alone: Selected Poems (Wesleyan University Press 1983)
Time is the longest distance between two places. ― Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie. (New Directions; Some Pages Turned Down, Name on Side edition June 17, 1999) Originally published 1945.