When I was little, I had this science book. There was a section on “What would happen to the world if there was no friction?” Answer: “Everything on earth would fly into space from the centrifugal force of revolution.” That was my mood.
written by Haruki Murakami - Dance Dance Dance
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– A mí me parece que lo verdaderamente temible en esta vida no es el pánico en sí mismo –dijo el hombre después–. El miedo existe. Eso es indudable. Se nos muestra bajo distintas formas y, a veces, domina nuestras vidas. Pero lo más temible de todo es dar la espalda a ese miedo y cerrar los ojos. Actuando de esta manera acabamos cediéndole a algo lo más valioso que hay en nuestro interior.
written by Haruki Murakami, El séptimo hombre.
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
written by “Love After Love” by Derek Walcott
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You will never have to lose yourself to win me over.
written by Andrea Gibson
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He keeps me quiet, I think,
because he sees creation in my eyes.
Maybe a man can build, maybe a God
can destroy, but someday
the rain will stop and doves will come
and I will make a world.
That is not a power
he can take from me.
For all your talk of revolution
there is truth in this:
I was saved by being secondary.
If you have been made to love and nurture, do.
It does not make you weak.
written by Letter From The Wife Of Noah To the Mothers Who Follow, Clementine von Radics
You make me nostalgic for a love that hasn’t even happened yet.
written by Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You
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And so being young and dipped in folly, I fell in love with melancholy.
written by Edgar Allan Poe
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I can tell you’re a good person by the way you talk about your mother
I wish you could love others
as tenderly as you love her.
And I know your stony gaze
is only searching for a safe set of arms to carry
the demons dancing in your mind
And I wish you would remember
you can always use mine.
The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.
written by Juliette Lewis
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Compared to those faceless hordes of people rushing through the train station, these crazy, preposterous stories of a thousand years ago are, at least to me, much more real. How that’s possible, I don’t know.
written by Haruki Murakami - Kafka on the Shore
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Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.
written by J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
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It’s easy to take off all your clothes and have sex. People do it all the time. But opening up your soul to someone, letting them into your spirit, thoughts, fears, future, hopes, dreams.. Now that’s being naked.
written by Rob Bell
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A las cuatro de la mañana, la ciudad se veía miserable y sucia. La sombra de la putrefacción y la decadencia lo cubría todo. Y yo era una parte integrante de ella. Como una sombra impresa en la pared.
written by Haruki Murakami - Al sur de la Frontera, al oeste del Sol.
When you feel perpetually unmotivated, you start questioning your existence in an unhealthy way; everything becomes a pseudo intellectual question you have no interest in responding whatsoever. This whole process becomes your very skin and it does not merely affect you; it actually defines you. So, you see yourself as a shadowy figure unworthy of developing interest, unworthy of wondering about the world - profoundly unworthy in every sense and deeply absent in your very presence.
written by Ingmar Bergman
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Please know there are much better things in life than being lonely or liked or bitter or mean or self-conscious. We are all full of shit. Go love someone just because; I know your heart may be badly bruised, or even the victim of numerous knifings, but it will always heal, even if you don’t want it to; it keeps going. There are the most fantastic, beautiful things and people out there, I promise. It is up to you to find them.
written by Chuck Palahniuk
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