close To you
waiting for it to rain
“I don't consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin.”
― Leonard Cohen
Don DeLillo, Mao II / Maurizio Di Iorio
You don't destroy the person that you love
Callie Torres, ‘The Heart of the Matter’ / worteinbildern
the refrain of bitter memories
‘What if?’ has no power against ‘What if not?’
‘What if?’ has no power against ‘What if not?’ The not of you is unbearable. I must have you. Let them prate, those scorn-eyed anti-romantics. Love is not the oil and I am not the machine. Love is you and here I am.
Jeanette Winterson, The Poetics of Sex
to survive as individuals
“Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see all around us. In the end, writers will write not to be outlaw heroes of some underculture but mainly to save themselves, to survive as individuals.”
"memories where none exist..."
+ JEFF BUCKLEY LIVE I KNOW IT'S OVER
My girlfriend is so pretty that I can't get over it
My girlfriend is so pretty that I can't get over it. Every week I celebrate the alignments of her features by parading a giant photograph of her lovely face around the town centre, I've written the words 'pretty face' on the picture's border, and drawn and arrow to direct people's attention towards it. It's not bragging, because it's her that's the pretty one, not me. I'm going to parade every week for as long as she lets me be her boyfriend, and probably even longer. Nothing's going to put me off, not even the shouts of 'had her' or 'been there'.
+ NANCY SINATRA - Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad