"If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud."

Émile Zola (1840–1902, French)

"O lord how sweet it is, how tempting, is life."

Animal’s People, Indra Sinha

"I remember Elli saying that the tides are the moon and sea keeping their own promises, and that’s that. A promise involves a thing that can’t be measured, which is trust and I can’t speak for rain and the sea and moon, but I can ask why people keep their promises, and maybe the answer in the end is love."

Animal’s People, Indra Sinha

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This is it, the most powerful thing in the world because all men go crazy for it, more precious than gold since for its sake rich men lose fortunes, sweeter than power because craving for it makes leaders of countries risk their jobs, more powerful than honor because it makes fools of respectable men…

It’s more powerful than all the world for it contains the whole world plus heaven and hell beside…

The power of this grace makes nuclear bombs look like firecrackers.

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Animal’s People, Indra Sinha

happiness exists mostly in drugs and retrospect

break my heart in the present, make me beg for the past
make me think it was whole; I had a taste, it didn’t last
tear through the calloused scars, make the damage look like new
like I’d be capable of love if it hadn’t been for you.

"My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn."

Louis Adamic  (via likeafieldmouse)