"I’m a dying flower, but I want to be in bloom just one more time, just like before."
— Akuro no Oka - Dir en grey (via weaverofstars)
"He was free, free in every way, free to behave like a fool or a machine, free to accept, free to refuse, free to equivocate; to marry, to give up the game, to drag this death weight about with him for years to come. He could do what he liked, no one had the right to advise him, there would be for him no Good or Evil unless he thought them into being."
— Jean-Paul Sartre
"L’esprit de l’escalier"
"to be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you like everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight;
and never stop fighting."
"I wish you were here.
Autumn is the hardest season.
The leaves are all falling
and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground
and the trees are naked and lonely.
I keep trying to tell them
new leaves will come around in the spring,
but you can’t tell trees those things,
they’re like me,
they just stand there
and don’t listen."
— Andrea Gibson, from Pole Dancing To Gospel Hymns (Write Bloody Publishing, 2008)