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Walt Whitman // "I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell."

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Tennessee Williams // "I don’t mean what other people mean when they speak of a home, because I don’t regard a home as a…well, as a place, a building…a house…of wood, bricks, stone. I think of a home as being a thing that two people have between them in which each can…well, nest…rest…live in emotionally speaking."

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Simone Weil // "Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity."

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Franz Kafka // I wish the world were ending tomorrow. Then I could take the next train, arrive at your doorstep…and say: 'Come with me...we are going to love each other without scruples or fear or restraint. Because the world is ending tomorrow.' Perhaps we don’t love unreasonably because we think we have time, or have to reckon with time. But what if we don't have time? Or what if time, as we know it, is irrelevant? Ah, if only the world were ending tomorrow. We could help each other very much."

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Anais Nin // "I don’t really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more. I want to develop even more original and more unconventional traits."

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David Lynch // "No matter what the weather is, I wish for all of you blue skies and golden sunshine internally all along the way."

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Miles Davis // "Man, sometimes it takes you a long time to sound like yourself."

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Jonas Mekas // "I read a lot. I listen a lot. I think a lot. But so little remains. The books I read, their plots, their protagonists fade... Names of people, books, cities. They are already fading away. Even the titles of films I’ve seen recently...they have already faded... Everything that I see, or read, or listen to, connects, translates into moods, bits of surroundings, colors... With me, everything is mood, mood, or else...simply nothingness."

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Hunter S. Thompson // "On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio."

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Charlie Chaplin // "There’s something just as inevitable as death. And that’s life. Think of the power of the universe…turning the Earth, growing trees. That’s the same power within you...if you’ll only have the courage and the will to use it."

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Catherine Breillat // "I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because 'romantic' doesn't mean 'sugary.' It's dark and tormented…the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can't attain."

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James Baldwin // "You can’t go by nothing but your own convictions. Because if you don’t live the way you believe, sooner or later you will believe the way you live."