“I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.”
― Franz Kafka
"You think you know Death, but you don’t, not until you’ve seen it - really seen it. And it gets under your skin and lives inside ya. You also think you know Life, you stand on the edge of things and watch it go by but you’re not living it. Not really. Just a Tourist. A Ghost. And then you see it - really see it, and it gets under your skin and lives inside ya and there’s no escape. There’s nothing to be done. And you know what, it’s good. It’s a good thing. And that’s all I’ve got to say about it."
Cook, Skins - Rise ( Part 2 ) Series 7
"look at what you’ve done to me , you put a gun to me , then you brought the sun to me"
I’m so embarrassed… I’m not a real person yet.
"Is being an aspiring twentysomething artist in a major city necessarily about trying, unconsciously or not, to make your life look like your favorite movie? And then does growing up simply mean letting go of the movie you thought your life would be?"
"You can ask the universe for all the signs you want, but ultimately, we see what we want to see when we’re ready to see it."
"I have noticed that when all the lights are on, people tend to talk about what they are doing – their outer lives. Sitting round in candlelight or firelight, people start to talk about how they are feeling – their inner lives. They speak subjectively, they argue less, there are longer pauses. To sit alone without any electric light is curiously creative. I have my best ideas at dawn or at nightfall, but not if I switch on the lights – then I start thinking about projects, deadlines, demands, and the shadows and shapes of the house become objects, not suggestions, things that need to done, not a background to thought."
Jeanette Winterson, Why I Adore the Night