There’s a level at which words are spirit and paper is skin. That’s the fascination of archives. There’s still a bodily trace.
Susan Howe, from “The Art of Poetry No. 97,” an interview by Maureen N. McLane, The Paris Review (no. 203, Winter 2012)
Let your intuition emerge from your logical mind’s shadow. We are designed to connect with each other at levels much deeper and more detailed than we can begin to imagine.
Brian Weiss (via sublimesea)
I’ve often lost myself, in order to find the burn that keeps everything awake.
Federico Garcia Lorca (via franflow)
I hate the fact you always feel like you have to be going somewhere, like the end destination is to be finished, or to be happy. But the truth is a lot of us are completely lost, and we don’t know, and that is also a state of mind, to not know who you are and where you’re going.
Lykke Li (via hollowstimulation)
For language to have meaning there must be intervals of silence somewhere, to divide word from word and utterance from utterance. He who retires into silence does not necessarily hate language. Perhaps it is love and respect for language which imposes silence upon him.
Thomas Merton, “Disputed Questions” (via mirroir)