"Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd."
— Thomas Mann (via breathemystardust)
(Source: quotesandnonsense, via eclektic)
"It is time to abandon the world of the civilized and its light… Secretly or not, it is time to become completely different, or to cease being."
— Georges Bataille, The Sacred Conspiracy (via 100000anneeslumiere)
(Source: stxxz.us, via eclektic)
"What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms."
— Kobayashi Issa, Poems (via journalofanobody)
"The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness."
— Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)