"I believe that we are put here in human form to decipher the hieroglyphs of love and suffering. And, there is no degree of love or intensity of feeling that does not bring with it the possibility of a crippling hurt. But, it is a duty to take that risk and love without reserve or defense."
Allen Ginsberg (via thatkindofwoman)
"You’re lying next to me.
And I’m half asleep,
wondering what I did
to deserve this moment –
to deserve you.
And while you’re here,
all I can think about
is what I can do tomorrow
to be better for you
than I was today."
"I will love you if I never see you again, and I will love you if I see you every Tuesday."
"The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second."
John Steinbeck, novelist, Nobel laureate (1902-1968)
"You want to photograph me eating chicken?"
"Well, if I let you, I need you to help me deliver a message."
"I work at this library. And before that, I was coming here for twenty years. It’s my favorite place in the world. As many people know, the main reading room of this library is supported by seven floors of books, which contain one of the greatest research collections in the world. Recently, the library administration has decided to rip out this collection, send the books to New Jersey, and use the space for a lending library. As part of the consolidation, they are going to close down the Mid-Manhattan Library Branch as well as the Science, Industry, and Business Library. When everything is finished, one of the greatest research libraries in the world will become a glorified internet cafe. Now read that back to me."
She Can See Me | Kevin Devine
Try to do it, but I don’t
She said “You’ll like it,” but I won’t
I guess they aren’t even close
I have a feeling and I know
Maybe it matters, but at most,
I’ll try to hide it, and I won’t ‘cause
She can see
The future’s sleeping in my throat
I wanna wake it, but I don’t ‘cause
She can see
When I say, “No one talks to me like you,”
She says, “They don’t know you like I do.”