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bell hooks
“Genuine love is rarely an emotional space where needs are instantly gratified. To know love we have to invest time and commitment...'dreaming that love will save us, solve all our problems or provide a steady state of bliss or security only keeps us stuck in wishful fantasy, undermining the real power of the love -- which is to transform us.' Many people want love to function like a drug, giving them an immediate and sustained high. They want to do nothing, just passively receive the good feeling.”
bell hooks

Kim Addonizio
“Out there people are working and arguing and laughing, living their beautiful, terrible lives, falling in love and having babies and being bored out of their skulls and feeling depressed, then being consoled by some little thing like watching the patterns the light makes through the leaves of trees, casting shadows on the sidewalks.
I remember the line from that poem now.
Downward to darkness, on extended wings.”
Kim Addonizio, Little Beauties

Kim Addonizio
“Love's merciless, the way it travels in and keeps emitting light.”
Kim Addonizio, What Is This Thing Called Love: Poems

James Joyce
“First we feel. Then we fall.”
James Joyce, Finnegans Wake

Kim Addonizio
“Maybe you're one of those people who writes poems, but rarely reads them. Let me put this as delicately as I can: If you don't read, your writing is going to suck.”
Kim Addonizio, Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within

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