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My Dark Vanessa
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Jane Austen
“What are men to rocks and mountains?”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

John Milton
“Into this wild Abyss/ The womb of Nature, and perhaps her grave--/ Of neither sea, nor shore, nor air, nor fire,/ But all these in their pregnant causes mixed/ Confusedly, and which thus must ever fight,/ Unless the Almighty Maker them ordain/ His dark materials to create more worlds,--/ Into this wild Abyss the wary Fiend/ Stood on the brink of Hell and looked a while,/ Pondering his voyage; for no narrow frith/ He had to cross. ”
John Milton, Paradise Lost

Fyodor Dostoevsky
“This is my last message to you: in sorrow, seek happiness.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Wendell Berry
“To Know the Dark"

To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.”
Wendell Berry, Terrapin: Poems by Wendell Berry

“but I am not someone who likes to wound
rather I have a quiet mind”
Sappho, If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

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