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Feb. 5th, 2014

red peony

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What cannot be said will be wept.

Sappho
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Nov. 1st, 2013

red peony

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'I must also have a dark side if I am to be whole.'

― Jung
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Oct. 4th, 2013

red peony

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'I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me, and my enquiry is as to their working, and my problem is their subjugation and victory, down throw and upheaval, and my effort is their self-expression.'

― Dylan Thomas
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red peony

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'I have suffered two grave accidents in my life, one in which a streetcar knocked me down.The other accident is Diego.'

— Frida Kahlo
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Dec. 15th, 2012

red peony

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'... and besides you can't fully know how wrong a thing is until you've done it...'

'Such a thirst was not made to be wasted.'

- Eric Gill, Autobiography
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red peony

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'It is one of the difficulties of this book that I must always be appearing on a higher plane than that to which I properly belong - or, in case, per impossibile, I under-rate myself, at least I must always be omitting the evidence of my sinfulness. And it is a hateful situation. I do not want to appear other than I am - partly because of the untruth, partly because it is all such nonsense, this convention, this police convention, this drawing-room convention of reticence in matters which we know are vital to our judgment, and partly because of the unreality. But there is perhaps one comfort. It is this: we human beings are all in the same difficulty. We are all torn asunder, all of us, by this disintegration of our flesh and our spirit. And so if in this book I am appearing more spiritual than is credible to some of those I have loved, let them examine their own consciences. I think they will discover, as I have done, that they also are torn asunder and that they also have desired to be made whole.'

- Eric Gill, Autobiography
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Sep. 18th, 2012

birds on a wire

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'I was lost but I was free'

— 'All The While', The Pines
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Sep. 10th, 2012

red peony

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Every heart, every heart
to love will come
but like a refugee

— Leonard Cohen, Anthem
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Jun. 13th, 2012

lips

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'And don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens -- The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.'

— John Steinbeck on falling in love, 1958
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red peony

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'And we went on living it, like a wave, that doesn't know
it is at every moment different water.'

— Alan Williamson, 'A Childhood Around 1950'
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Apr. 10th, 2012

madame x

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'For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it.... I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again, it can be done, I should know.'

— F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Nov. 9th, 2011

typewriter keys

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'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.'

— Samuel Beckett, Worstward Ho
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Oct. 29th, 2011

thrown off centre (by mijra)

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'This is one moment
But know that another
shall pierce you with a sudden painful joy.'

— TS Eliot
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Oct. 19th, 2011

red peony

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'I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.'

— Picasso
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Oct. 17th, 2011

window

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'La perfection est atteinte non quand il ne reste rien à ajouter, mais quand il ne reste rien à enlever. ' ('Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to remove.')

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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Sep. 9th, 2011

red peony

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'Let it be the one
You know you know you need
Let the catch exceed
What you can afford'

Imaginary Cities - Calm Before The Storm
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Aug. 11th, 2011

smile bw

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we're the same
wonder why we go insane
we're the same
that's just how we're made
we're the same
oh but in a different way

it's a shame it's a shame it's a
shame shame shame

Imaginary Cities, Marry The Sea
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Jul. 5th, 2011

typewriter keys

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'Win or lose, you have to be in the game to play it and writing is a game which can deepen and enrich any player's experience, moment by moment. We can all feel we're not really up to it on any given day – and sometimes we're right, we should take a break. But not writing – that would be like not speaking, not touching, not kissing. Pauses are probably unavoidable, but perhaps use yours, enjoy them, shorten them until you can find their edge. We might look at it like this – kissing is good, but kissing after five or 10 seconds of well-informed waiting – that can be better. Onwards.'

AL Kennedy, on writing and procrastination
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Jun. 26th, 2011

red peony

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Oh don't you think
that people are the strangest things.
Design of desire
means all that the heart requires
is what it can't recognise.

Oh no, hmmmm

Oh don't you think
that people are the hardest things.
Design of desire
means all that the heart requires
is what it can't compromise.

Wild Beasts, Loop the Loop
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