Love is not a state, a feeling, a disposition, but an exchange, uneven, fraught with history, with ghosts, with longings that are more or less legible to those who try to see one another with their own faulty vision. — Judith Butlera
There can be no hope without fear, and no fear without hope. ― Baruch Spinoza
When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune. — Albert Camus
The more you struggle to live, the less you live. Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure….you are above everything distressing. ― Baruch Spinoza
Love is not consolation, it is a light. — Simone Weil; as quoted in Simone Weil (1954) by Eric Walter Frederick Tomlin, p. 47. Often attributed to Friedrich Nietzsche though I could not substantiate it.
When I was sixteen, I won a great victory. I felt in that moment I would live to be a hundred. Now I know I shall not see thirty. None of us know our end, really, or what hand will guide us there. A king may move a man, a father may claim a son,… Continue reading Edward Norton
All men see fires, storms, explosions, or landscapes; but how many feel the flames, the lightnings, the whirlwinds, or the harmony? How many have an inner beauty that tinges their melancholy? For the indifferent, to whom nature offers an insipid and cold objectivity, life even when fully enjoyed is a sum of missed opportunities. — Emil… Continue reading Emil Cioran