Beauty is a whore, I like money better. ― Michael Cunningham, The Hours. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 1998)
Each year I lived I watched the fissure Between what was and what I wished for Widen, until there was nothing left But the gulf of emptiness. — Galway Kinnell, from “Conversation at Tea,” The Avenue Bearing the Initial of Christ into the New World: Poems 1946-64 (Houghton
But beauty is not the only thing that makes a woman attractive; indeed, great beauty is often somewhat chilling: you admire, but are not moved. ― W. Somerset Maugham, Ten Novels and Their Authors. (Vintage; New Ed edition 2001) Originally published 1948.
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final. Don’t let yourself lose me. Nearby is the country they call life. You will know it by it’s seriousness. Give me your hand. — Rainer Maria Rilke, from “Go To the Limits of Your Longing,” The Book of Hours: Love… Continue reading Rainer Maria Rilke