“My library is an archive of longings.” ― Susan Sontag, As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980 Writer Susan Sontag shown Jan. 11, 1964. (AP Photo)
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“The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse. ” ― Ian McEwan, Atonement Daydreaming at the Water’s Edge Henri Martin – 1899
“For some nights I slept profoundly; but still every morning I felt the same lassitude, and a languor weighed upon me all day. I felt myself a changed girl. A strange melancholy was stealing over me, a melancholy that I would not have interrupted. Dim thoughts of death began to open, and an idea that I was slowly sinking took gentle, and, somehow, not unwelcome possession of me. If it was sad, the tone of mind which this induced was also sweet. Whatever it might be, my soul acquiesced...
“God, but life is loneliness, despite all the opiates, despite the shrill tinsel gaiety of “parties” with no purpose, despite the false grinning faces we all wear. And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter – they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long. Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship – but the loneliness of the...
“Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.” ― Roger de Bussy-Rabutin Separation. Edvard Munch. 1896.
“Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.” ― Vladimir Nabokov
“The bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” Oscar Wilde
“The wounds that never heal can only be mourned alone.” ― James Frey, A Million Little Pieces The Swan of Tuonela Akseli Gallen-Kallela – 1904-1905
“The true paradises are the paradises that we have lost.” Marcel Proust. Paradise Lost Geza Farago – 1903 www.moniquespassions.com
“The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life the stronger the daughter.” ― Anita Diamant, The Red Tent Mother and Daughter Alexei Harlamoff – 1901