Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.
— Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
You have witchcraft in your lips.
— William Shakespeare, Henry V
I’ve never experienced that but it must be an amazing feeling to say: ‘I absolutely need you.’ Sometimes I feel like that about a cheeseburger.
I no longer know if I wish to drown myself in love, vodka or the sea.
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.
For something to be beautiful it doesn’t have to be pretty.
They’re the salt of the earth, those girls. They don’t sit each night and compare notes on groups, criticising lyrics, asking if it’s valid. They just play the record… yeah, and maybe they dance. I love them. I love them dearly.
David Bowie (on fangirls)
My brain and this world don’t fit each other.
— G.K. Chesterton
, The Innocence of Father Brown
It’s a lot easier to be angry at someone than it is to tell them you’re hurt.