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So it's always a process of letting go, one way or another.

— Charles Bukowski


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Everything you did not understand has made you what you are.

— Charles Simic

Anything can happen in life, especially nothing.

— Michel Houellebecq

They're so electric in Dazzledorf ...

He showed me his scars, and in return he let me pretend that I had none.

— Madeline Miller

Confusion is a sign of vast embracing. Don't be anxious about it. Later, you will make the synthesis. First take in, understand, love everything. It's good.

— Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer


[Feel the Juche; thank.]

Memory is a lonely observer.

— Charles Wright

Udo Kier; als Baron Tante Teufel

Egomania - Insel ohne Hoffnung;
inszeniert von Christoph Schlingensief, 1986

We never love anyone. We love only our idea of what someone is like. We love an idea of our own; in short, it is ourselves that we love.

— Fernando Pessoa

AktenZeigler XY ungelöst

/// Form is temporary, class is permanent.

The person you think of when you stand in front of the ocean. That's the person you're in love with.

— Colleen Michel

Wir sind bereit.

Those that go searching for love only make manifest their own lovelessness, and the loveless never find love, only the loving find love, and they never have to seek for it.

— D. H. Lawrence

The perfect journey is no need to go.

— A. R. Ammons


Richard Serra | Wake | 2003

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And certainly the history of public sculpture has been disastrous but that doesn't mean it ought not to continue and the only way it even has a chance to continue is if the work gets out into the public.

— Richard Serra

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.

— Rainer Maria Rilke


He preferred things he could not understand with the mind. He loved the undiscovered and the undiscoverable.

— D. H. Lawrence

True comfort is when you know you are exactly where you should be.

— Jonathan Carroll

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Our task is to take this earth so deeply and wholly into ourselves that it will resurrect within our being.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

No, she said. We must not talk of the things, we find of the heart of the forest. They are all secrets. If they were not secrets, we wolud have heard of them before.

— Angela Carter

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— Denise Levertov

/// Tragedy in hope.

Read the energy that is there in my silence.

— Clarice Lispector

My solemn proclamation is that a new universe is created every moment.

— D. T. Suzuki

Trouée d'Arenberg; revisited.

As you are now so once were we.

— James Joyce

Somewhere in the conversation we never have, lies an issue we never resolve.

— William Chapman

There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature.

— Lawrence Durrell



/// What beautiful battlefields you are.

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I don't like being asked the same thing twice. I like people to understand at the first word. Some things can't be explained.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky



Solitude is independence.

— Hermann Hesse


Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction; dir. by Sophie Huber, 2012

Per aspera ad astra.

— Seneca

My melancholy is the most faithful mistress I have known; what wonder, then, that I love her in return.

— Søren Kierkegaard

Cyril Kostyukovsky

The answer is never the answer. What's really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you'll always be seeking. I've never seen anybody really find the answer. They think they have, so they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.

— Ken Kesey

Oh, love isn't there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure.

— Hermann Hesse

GLADBECK; inszeniert von Kilian Riedhof, 2018

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I heard a story once of a woman in the Sahara who, for years, carried / a single page of Anna Karenina / that she read over and over, the long combers of print repeating like / the waves of the black maria. / Language is something like this. A hard studying of cells under a microscope, / cells on their way to becoming other things: a person, a book, / a moon.

— Aracelis Girmay

There are things you can't get anywhere, but we dream they can be found in other people.

— David Lynch

True brevity of expression consists in a man only saying what is worth saying, while avoiding all diffuse explanations of things which every one can think out for himself; that is, it consists in his correctly distinguishing between what is necessary and what is superfluous.

— Arthur Schopenhauer