Parisian Female Smoking: Anna Karina in “Vivre Sa Vie” directed by Jean-Luc Godard in 1962.
I am sick with caring: go away, everything, and send fire.
charles bukowski, “life at the p.o.” from the people look like flowers at last
I fly warily between the edges of my various neuroses and try to avoid getting cut on the brambles.
tennessee williams, in a journal entry from august 1936
I am torn in two
but I will conquer myself.
anne sexton, “the civil war”
Take the light inside you like a blessing, like a knee in the chest, holding onto it and not letting it go. Now let it go.
richard siken, you are jeff from crush
Yes, it’s a well-known fact about you: you’re like death, you take everything.
Milan Kundera, Laughable Loves
The darkness is leaking from the cracks.
I cannot contain it. I cannot contain my life.
Sylvia Plath, “Three Women,” from The Collected Poems
So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in them.