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  • #1
    Ray Bradbury
    “You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
    Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

  • #2
    William Soutar
    “I bleed myself to be your drink:
    Is not the blood of poets—ink?”
    William Soutar

  • #3
    Milan Kundera
    “She had an overwhelming desire to tell him, like the most banal of women. Don't let me go, hold me tight, make me your plaything, your slave, be strong! But they were words she could not say.

    The only thing she said when he released her from his embrace was, "You don't know how happy I am to be with you." That was the most her reserved nature allowed her to express.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

  • #4
    Miroslav Antić
    “Ja sam sakupljač neobičnih stvari.
    Neka drugi sakupljaju značke i marke.
    Ja sakupljam dane, časove i trenutke.”
    Miroslav Antić

  • #5
    Fernando Pessoa
    “Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.”
    Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

  • #6
    Fernando Pessoa
    “My soul is impatient with itself, as with a bothersome child; its restlessness keeps growing and is forever the same. Everything interests me, but nothing holds me. I attend to everything, dreaming all the while. […]. I'm two, and both keep their distance — Siamese twins that aren't attached.”
    Fernando Pessoa , The Book of Disquiet

  • #7
    Fernando Pessoa
    “My past is everything I failed to be.”
    Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

  • #8
    Fernando Pessoa
    “I've always rejected being understood. To be understood is to prostitute oneself. I prefer to be taken seriously for what I'm not, remaining humanly unknown, with naturalness and all due respect”
    Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

  • #9
    Fernando Pessoa
    “I'd woken up early, and I took a long time getting ready to exist.”
    Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

  • #10
    Fernando Pessoa
    “We never love anyone. What we love is the idea we have of someone. It's our own concept—our own selves—that we love.”
    Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

  • #11
    Fernando Pessoa
    “If I write what I feel, it's to reduce the fever of feeling. What I confess is unimportant, because everything is unimportant.”
    Fernando Pessoa , The Book of Disquiet

  • #12
    Fernando Pessoa
    “I bear the wounds of all the battles I avoided.”
    Fernando Pessoa

  • #13
    Fernando Pessoa
    “I've never done anything but dream. This, and this alone, has been the meaning of my life. My only real concern has been my inner life.”
    Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

  • #14
    Fernando Pessoa
    “I'm astounded whenever I finish something. Astounded and distressed. My perfectionist instinct should inhibit me from finishing: it should inhibit me from even beginning. But I get distracted and start doing something. What I achieve is not the product of an act of my will but of my will's surrender. I begin because I don't have the strength to think; I finish because I don't have the courage to quit. This book is my cowardice.”
    Fernando Pessoa

  • #15
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

  • #16
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle, The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol 1

  • #17
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “Of all ruins, that of a noble mind is the most deplorable.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle, The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol 1

  • #18
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “As a rule, the more bizarre a thing is, the less mysterious it proves to be.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle, The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol 1

  • #19
    “When people say "there are other fish in the sea" I say "fuck you, she was my sea.”
    J. Faulkner

  • #20
    Haruki Murakami
    “Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.”
    Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

  • #21
    “i loved you
    because
    it was easier
    than
    loving myself.”
    Nayyirah waheed

  • #22
    “if
    the ocean
    can calm itself,
    so can you.
    we
    are both
    salt water
    mixed with
    air.”
    Nayyirah Waheed

  • #23
    “Chemistry is you touching my arm and it setting fire to my mind"
    Nayyirah Waheed”
    Nayyirah Waheed

  • #24
    “i don't pay attention to the
    world ending.
    it has ended for me
    many times
    and began again in the morning.”
    Nayyirah Waheed, Salt

  • #25
    “i do not expect my child’s respect.
    just because i have given birth to their life.
    does not mean they owe me.
    anything.
    what i want most
    is to look into my child’s eyes
    and
    see
    that i have given birth
    to
    a
    heart.
    have
    honored.
    held and feed.
    someones
    heart.
    from the moment we first met.
    and
    they love me for it.”
    Nayyirah Waheed

  • #26
    “i knew you
    before
    i met you.
    i’ve known you my whole life.”
    Nayyirah Waheed

  • #27
    “When I am afraid to speak is when I speak.
    That is when it is most important.”
    Nayyirah waheed

  • #28
    “there have been so many times
    i have seen a man wanting to weep
    but
    instead
    beat his heart until it was unconscious.”
    Nayyirah Waheed

  • #29
    “No’ might make them angry but it will make you free.”
    Nayyirah Waheed

  • #30
    Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.
    “Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”
    J. D. Salinger



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