Happy spring! 🥀 "Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit; and resign yourself to the influence of the earth." -Henry David Thoreau, Walden
“I was not even aware of getting dressed, which was no simple matter: trousers and shirt, felt boots, over my shirt a leather jerkin, then an overcoat topped by a sheepskin, fur hat, and my bag containing caffeine, camphor, morphine, adrenalin, clamps, sterile dressings, hypodermic, probe, a Browning automatic, cigarettes, matches, watch, stethoscope.” Mikhail Bulgakov, A Country Doctor's Notebook
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"All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know." -Ernest Hemingway
"Somehow, something always happens just before things get to the very worst. It is as if magic did it. If I could only just remember that always. The worst thing ever quite comes." Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess
"I want to tell you, don't marry suffering. Some people do. They get married to it, and sleep and eat together, just as husband and wife. If they go with joy they think it's adultery." Seize the Day, Saul Bellow
"His life oscillates, as everyone's does, not merely between two poles, such as the body and the spirit, the saint and the sinner, but between thousands and thousands." -Steppenwolf, Herman Hesse
"My life is not this steeply sloping hour, in which you see me hurrying. Much stands behind me; I stand before it like a tree; I am only one of my many mouths and at that, the one that will be still the soonest." -Rainer Maria Rilke
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." -Anaïs Nin
"My feelings were big, sad, comfortless, of a thinking animal, my heart acting like an orb filled too big for my chest, not from revulsion, which I have to say I didn't feel, but over-all general misery." -The Adventures of Augie March, Saul Bellow
"We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations." -Anaïs Nin
"What would your good do if evil didn't exist, and what would the earth look like if all the shadows disappeared? After all, shadows are cast by things and people. Here is the shadow of my sword. But shadows also come from trees and living beings. Do you want to strip the earth of all trees and living things just because of your fantasy of enjoying naked light?" The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
"In the beginning there was faith -- which is childish; trust -- which is vain; and illusion -- which is dangerous." Elie Wiesel, Night
"Where the dead walked and the living were made of cardboard" Ezra Pound, The Cantos
"Soon it must come, useless as the lament of wind, that fried for those people you never were, for the gone and unborn nobodies of never." Vladimir Lucien
"Even here, there are things that must not be spoken of, and even that must be done beautifully." Vladimir Lucien
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