“Mama once told me you, you’re already home where you feel love”
--The Head and the Heart, Lost In My Mind
“I began to draw an invisible boundary between myself and other people. No matter who I was dealing with. I maintained a set distance, carefully monitoring the person’s attitude so that they wouldn’t get any closer. I didn’t easily swallow what other people told me. My only passions were books and music.”
--Haruki Murakami, 'Sputnik Sweetheart'
“Socializing is as exhausting as giving blood. People assume we loners are misanthropes, just sitting thinking, ‘Oh, people are such a bunch of assholes,’ but it’s really not like that. We just have a smaller tolerance for what it takes to be with others. It means having to perform. I get so tired of communicating.”
“I think if you are really into words and poetry and situations of life, there is always a little kiss of sadness on everything you do… It’s just the kind of person who I am. I always look carefully beneath the outward appearance of things. I want to know what’s really going on in somebody’s heart.”
“Fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life.”
“The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her.”
“By 19, I had found my look. Oversize t-shirts, bike shorts, and wrestling shoes. To prevent the silhouette from being too baggy, I would cinch it at the waist with my fanny pack. I was pretty sure I would wear this look forever. The shirts allowed me express myself with cool sayings like ‘there’s no crying in baseball’ and ‘universität heidelberg,’ the bike shorts showed off my muscular legs, and the fanny pack held all my trolley tokens. I was nailing it on a daily basis. Find something like this for yourself as soon as possible.”
--Tina Fey, 'Bossypants'
“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”
“Someday, somewhere - anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.”
“Why does the mind do such things? Turn on us, rend us, dig the claws in. If you get hungry enough, they say, you start eating your own heart. Maybe it’s much the same”
--Margaret Atwood, 'The Blind Assassin'
“There’s only one me
I have ever liked being;
the me that you see.”
--Tyler Knott Gregson
“How privileged you are, to be passionately
Clinging to what you love;
The forfeit of hope has not destroyed you.”
--Louise Gluck, 'October'
“I felt all inner development was ceasing, that all becoming and growing were being choked, because a single idea was filling my entire soul.”
“I feel like we’re all wounded and we can carry wounds throughout our lives. It can be small incidents that happen, or the soul you’re born into. I’ve always thought I carried this heartbreak since the day I was born.”
“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.”
“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.”
--Rainer Maria Rilke
“I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.”
“Let nature do the freezing and frightening and isolating in this world. Let men work and love and fight it off.”
“I’m not a girl, nor will I ever be. But if I were a girl, I’d like to be Sofia. She’s very feminine. And she’s very quiet. But then, her movie’s done. She loves fashion and music and art and film, and she is able to combine them in a way that all seems to be quite natural. There’s nothing forced about it; she doesn’t have that gritty hunger to prove what she knows. There are certain people who have confidence and absolutely adore themselves and, five minutes around them, I just want to not be around them anymore. Sofia is confident in such a lovely way. It’s not aggressive or arrogant, and that’s a gift. I’m sure she works quite hard, but it all seems effortless.”
--Marc Jacobs on Sofia Coppola