“Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.”
– Roland Barthes.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
– Marcel Proust.
“It’s so ironic. Out of everything; music, film, painting, and even besides the arts, humanitarianism, philanthropy, etc. I define myself with a love of words. I am what some would call a logophile. But I’m characterized by always chasing after something beyond what any words can express.”
– Joshua Henk.
“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”
– Ralph Ellison.
“Leaving is not enough. You must stay gone. Train your heart like a dog. Change the locks even on the house he’s never visited. You lucky, lucky girl. You have an apartment just your size. A bathtub full of tea. A heart the size of Arizona, but not nearly so arid. Don’t wish away your cracked past, your crooked toes, your problems are papier mache puppets you made or bought because the vendor at the market was so compelling you just had to have them. You had to have him. And you did. And now you pull down the bridge between your houses, you make him call before he visits, you take a lover for granted, you take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic. Make the first bottle you consume in this place a relic. Place it on whatever altar you fashion with a knife and five cranberries. Don’t lose too much weight. Stupid girls are always trying to disappear as revenge. And you are not stupid. You loved a man with more hands than a parade of beggars, and here you stand. Heart like a four-poster bed. Heart like a canvas. Heart leaking something so strong they can smell it in the street.”
– Frida Kahlo.
“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson.
“Love, like everything else in life, should be a discovery, an adventure, and like most adventures, you don’t know you’re having one until you’re right in the middle of it.”
– E.A. Bucchianeri.
“Art is, for me, the process of trying to wake up the soul. Because we live in an industrialized, fast-paced world that prefers that the soul remain asleep.”
– Bill Viola.
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
– André Gide.