I have seen the sunset, stained with mystic horrors,
Illumine the rolling waves with long purple forms,
Like actors in ancient plays.
-St. 9 of La bateau ivre (The Drunken Boat) by Arthur Rimbaud
In love, unlike most other passions, the recollection of what you have had and lost is always better than what you can hope for in the future.
-Stendhal, On Love
Disobedience, in the eyes of any one who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
-Oscar Wilde (again)
The sanest days are mad/...
-Morrissey, Why don't you find out for yourself
The same lesson [of the pessimistic pleasure-seeker] was taught by the very powerful and very desolate philosophy of Oscar Wilde. It is the carpe diem religion; but the carpe diem religion is not the religion of happy people, but of very unhappy people. Great joy does not gather the rosebuds while it may; its eyes are fixed on the immortal rose which Dante saw.
-G.K. Chesterton in "Heretics" (1905).
Listening to: Why don't you find out for yourself-Morrissey
Reading: Yu+Me:Dream by Megan Rose Gedris