"I need to feel strongly, to love and admire, just as desperately as I need to breathe."
Jean-Dominique Bauby, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death (via adieufranz
"Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a thousand echoes."
"Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires."
William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act I, Scene VI (via adieufranz
“Poems to the Sea” (house paint, pencil and wax crayon on paper, 1959) – Cy Twombly (1928–2011)
"Almost impossible to sleep; plagued by dreams, as if they were being scratched on me, on a stubborn material."
"We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk."