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  • #1
    Georges Bataille
    “We want to decipher skies and paintings, go behind these starry backgrounds or these painted canvases and, like kids trying to find a gap in a fence, try to look through the cracks in the world.”
    George Bataille

  • #2
    Georges Bataille
    “But a sort of rupture-in anguish-leaves us at the limit of tears: in such a case we lose ourselves, we forget ourselves and communicate with an elusive beyond.”
    Georges Bataille

  • #3
    Georges Bataille
    “We did not lack modesty—on the contrary—but something urgently drove us to defy modesty together as immodestly as possible.”
    Georges Bataille, Story of the Eye

  • #4
    Tom Robbins
    “Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words "make" and "stay" become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free.”
    Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

  • #5
    Clarissa Pinkola Estés
    “Writing, real writing, should leave a small sweet bruise somewhere on the writer . . . and on the reader.”
    Clarissa Pinkola Estés

  • #6
    Eckhart Tolle
    “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.”
    Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

  • #7
    Eckhart Tolle
    “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.”
    Eckhart Tolle

  • #8
    Hélène Cixous
    “When I write, it's everything that we don't know we can be that is written out of me, without exclusions, without stipulation, and everything we will be calls us to the unflagging, intoxicating, unappeasable search for love. In one another we will never be lacking.”
    Hélène Cixous, The Laugh of the Medusa

  • #9
    Hélène Cixous
    “Me too, I make do, I anoint what cannot be fixed.”
    Hélène Cixous

  • #10
    Hélène Cixous
    “If my desire is possible, it means the system is already letting something else through.”
    Hélène Cixous, The Newly Born Woman

  • #11
    Toni Cade Bambara
    “Writing is one of the ways I participate in transformation.”
    Toni Cade Bambara

  • #13
    Miguel Ruiz
    “1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
    Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

    2. Don't Take Anything Personally
    Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.

    3. Don't Make Assumptions
    Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

    4. Always Do Your Best
    Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.”
    Don Miguel Ruiz

  • #14
    Saul Williams
    “Have you ever lost yourself in a kiss? I mean pure psychedelic inebriation. Not just lustful petting but transcendental metamorphosis when you became aware that the greatness of this being was breathing into you. Licking the sides and corners of your mouth, like sealing a thousand fleshy envelopes filled with the essence of your passionate being and then opened by the same mouth and delivered back to you, over and over again - the first kiss of the rest of your life. A kiss that confirms that the universe is aligned, that the world's greatest resource is love, and maybe even that God is a woman. With or without a belief in God, all kisses are metaphors decipherable by allocations of time, circumstance, and understanding”
    Saul Williams, , said the shotgun to the head.

  • #15
    Sue Monk Kidd
    “The symbol of Goddess gives us permission. She teaches us to embrace the holiness of every natural, ordinary, sensual dying moment. Patriarchy may try to negate body and flee earth with its constant heartbeat of death, but Goddess forces us back to embrace them, to take our human life in our arms and clasp it for the divine life it is - the nice, sanitary, harmonious moment as well as the painful, dark, splintered ones.

    If such a consciousness truly is set loose in the world, nothing will be the same. It will free us to be in a sacred body, on a sacred planet, in sacred communion with all of it. It will infect the universe with holiness. We will discover the Divine deep within the earth and the cells of our bodies, and we will lover her there with all our hearts and all our souls and all our minds.”
    Sue Monk Kidd, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter

  • #16
    Natsuki Takaya
    “Give them back! Give my tears back, right now——with interest!!”
    Natsuki Takaya

  • #17
    Lynne Sharon Schwartz
    “My head aches, my eyes burn, my arms and legs have given up, and my face in the mirror has a grayish cast. The bed, across the room, calls in its unmistakable lover's croon, Come to me, come, only I can make you truly happy, oh, how happy I'll make you, don't resist, remember how you moan with pleasure the instant we touch.....

    Laura Acosta”
    Lynne Sharon Schwartz, The Fatigue Artist

  • #18
    Maggie Stiefvater
    “I missed the sound of her shuffling her homework while I listened to music on her bed.
    I missed the cold of her feet against my legs when she climbed into bed.
    I missed the shape of her shadow where it fell across the page of my book.
    I missed the smell of her hair and the sound of her breath and my Rilke on her nightstand and her wet towel thrown over the back of her desk chair.
    It felt like I should be sated after having a whole day with her, but it just made me miss her more.”
    Maggie Stiefvater, Linger

  • #19
    Pablo Neruda
    “Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #20
    Evelyn Underhill
    “In mysticism that love of truth which we saw as the beginning of all philosophy leaves the merely intellectual sphere, and takes on the assured aspect of a personal passion. Where the philosopher guesses and argues, the mystic lives and looks; and speaks, consequently, the disconcerting language of first-hand experience, not the neat dialectic of the schools. Hence whilst the Absolute of the metaphysicians remains a diagram —impersonal and unattainable—the Absolute of the mystics is lovable, attainable, alive.”
    Evelyn Underhill, Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness

  • #22
    Sara Gruen
    “I want her to melt into me, like butter on toast. I want to absorb her and walk around for the rest of my days with her encased in my skin.

    I want.”
    Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

  • #23
    Meghan O'Rourke
    “Sometimes you don't even know what you want until you find out you can't have it.”
    Meghan O'Rourke, The Long Goodbye

  • #24
    Cora Carmack
    “He was still a mystery to me. And God, did I want to play Nancy Drew.”
    Cora Carmack, Losing It

  • #25
    Santosh Kalwar
    “Be like a branch of a tree; flex your body to face 'wind of sorrow'; flex little harder to dance in the 'wind of happiness'.”
    Santosh Kalwar

  • #26
    Pema Chödrön
    “You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.”
    Pema Chödrön

  • #27
    “...I've been with you all day.
    I'm trying to stay calm.
    I'm impatient and it's really hard to breathe.
    I'm going to empty you and fill you in with me...”
    Slipknot, Slipknot, Vol. 3

  • #28
    Gregory Maguire
    “The nature of the world is to be calm, and enhance and support life, and evil is an absence of the inclination of matter to be at peace.”
    Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

  • #29
    Gerard Way
    “Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person.”
    gerard way

  • #30
    Simone de Beauvoir
    “Self-consciousness is not knowledge but a story one tells about oneself.”
    Simone de Beauvoir

  • #31
    Simone de Beauvoir
    “The point is not for women simply to take power out of men’s hands, since that wouldn’t change anything about the world. It’s a question precisely of destroying that notion of power.”
    Simon De Beavoir

  • #32
    Muriel Rukeyser
    “breathe in experience breathe out poetry”
    Muriel Rukeyser

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