"What if I slept a little more and forgot about all this nonsense."
Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis
"I do not feel mysterious, but vacant."
"It’s beautiful when you find someone that is in love with your mind. Someone that wants to undress your conscience and make love to your thoughts. Someone that wants to watch you slowly take down all the walls you’ve built up around your mind and let them inside."
"I didn’t get over it, but I got used to it."
"A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy."
"She was laughing even as we kissed and kissed again. There is no better taste than someone else’s laughter in your mouth."
"I am more sensitive than other people. Things that other people would not notice awaken a distinct echo in me, and in such moments of lucidity, when I look at myself, I see that I am alone, all alone, all alone."
"I’ve decided not to fall in love again. It’s a disgusting habit."
Pierrot le Fou
"There is nothing wrong with loving the crap out of everything. Negative people find their walls. So never apologize for your enthusiasm. Never. Ever. Never."
"It all comes down to the last person you think of at night. That’s where your heart is."
"I want to be someone who walks the streets with the hands in their pockets, smiling at people. I want to go to a little café on my own and read a book. I want to take photos of strangers I meet. I want to sit in the park and write poems about the leaves changing the way we do. I want to watch raindrops falling and children playing. Even if it only lasts for a minute, I want to be the reason for someone’s eyes to light up. I don’t have to be someone important; I just want to be someone.
Instead, I’ll keep on sitting at my window, spinning stories in my head and reminding myself how to breathe right."