Get scared. It will do you good. Smoke a bit, stare blankly at some ceilings, beat your head against some walls, refuse to see some people, paint and write. Get scared some more. Allow your little mind to do nothing but function. Stay inside, go out - I don’t care what you’ll do; but stay scared as hell. You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself.Albert Camus, Notebooks, 1951-1959 (via larmoyante)
Napkin Notes by Garth Callaghan
A 44-year-old father with terminal cancer writes 826 notes on napkins to pack with his daughter’s lunches for everyday she has class, through high school.
I hate solitude, but I’m afraid of intimacy. The substance of my life is a private conversation with myself which to turn into a dialogue would be equivalent to self-destruction. The company which I need is the company which a pub or a cafe will provide. I have never wanted a communion of souls. It’s already hard enough to tell the truth to oneself.Iris Murdoch (via thatkindofwoman)
You weren’t the first page ofGabriel Kawczynski (via ivxlcd)
My book, But since coming
Into it, I’d be damned if you
Weren’t on every page, In
Every sentence, Until the very
My mom taught me one thing:irishjulienne’s, saying i love you is not a habit (via notdeanna)
You don’t always have to tell people you love them. You just have to give them no reason to doubt it.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment, and in retrospection.Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 5 (1947-1955)