Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.

Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves (via easymomentsandobsession)

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the thing you are most
afraid to write.

write that.

Nayyirah Waheed  (via modernhepburn)

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Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but “steal” some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.

Albert Camus, Notebooks, 1951-1959   (via thatkindofwoman)

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If I was bound for hell let it be hell. No more false heavens. No more damned magic. You hate me and I hate you. We’ll see who hates best.

The Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys  (via thatkindofwoman)

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drrestless:

Death and the Maiden

  1. Hans Baldung Grien
  2. Adolf Hering
  3. Egon Schiele
  4. Edvard Munch
  5. Raymond Douillet
  6. Norman Lindsay
  7. P.J. Lynch
  8. Joseph Beuys
  9. Marina Abramovic

Dying
Is an art, like everything else.
I do it exceptionally well. (Sylvia Plath)

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arjuna-vallabha:

Woman looks at planetary deities

arjuna-vallabha:

Woman looks at planetary deities

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