Sometimes I feel like I’m not solid. I’m hollow. There’s nothing behind my eyes. I’m a negative of a person. All I want is blackness, blackness and silence.

Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and in this hasn’t changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.

Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale ‘til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free.

Innocence,
Once Lost,
Can Never Be Regained.

Darkness,
Once Gazed Upon,
Can Never Be Lost.

All of us need to be in touch with a mysterious, tantalizing source of inspiration that teases our sense of wonder and goads us on to life’s next adventure.

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Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses

toska [tohs-kah]

True beauty results from the repose which the mind feels when the eye, the intellect, and the affections, are satisfied from the absence of any want.

fuckyeahtattoos:

This is a quote from White Oleander by Janet Fitch, which I got done August 4th, 2014, in honor of publishing my first book. Done by the awesome Samantha Claire in Ybor City, Florida. 

Every angel is terrifying.

aseaofquotes:

Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

Tired, tired with nothing, tired with everything, tired with the world’s weight he had never chosen to bear.

I am terrified by this dark thing
that sleeps in me;
all day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.

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Stephen Crane