"If you could save me
From the ranks of the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone."
Aimee Mann, Save Me
(noun) An untranslatable, German word consisting of welt, meaning world, and schmerz, meaning pain. Just as your head can hurt (kopfschmerzen), or you can suffer from a stomachache (magenschmerzen), the world can hurt too. In its mildest form, this is “world-weariness;” meaning sadness or melancholy at the evils of the world. At the other extreme, it’s an existential pain that leaves you reeling with a damaging, head-clutching despair.
"I am a dreamer. I know so little of real life that I just can’t help re-living such moments as these in my dreams, for such moments are something I have very rarely experienced. I am going to dream about you the whole night, the whole week, the whole year."
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, White Nights
"He is exactly the poem I wanted to write."
Mary Oliver, White Heron Rises Over Blackwater
"We were supposed to last forever"
"Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes,’ otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life."
"I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things."