"I’m good at loving books. I’m good at loving soft bed sheets. I’m good at loving coffees and teas. I am good at loving things that can’t love me back, that don’t have the power to leave. And maybe, that’s why I love them."
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms."
Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods
"Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
Dylan Thomas, who died this day in 1953
"Writing isn’t the same as speaking, I struggle with conversation."
"It is so hard to realize one day that you’re meaningless. That no one needs you, though there you are, wanting to give of yourself."
Persona. Dir. Ingmar Bergman
"A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion."