"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be."
"The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience."
"I saw that you were perfect and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more."
What if love is made and nothing else?
asked Narcissus, leaning over the green iris of water.
cried Echo from the green cochlea of the woods.
And they were both right.
And they were both lonely.
"Here are fruits, flowers, leaves and branches, and here is my heart which beats only for you."
"But what I wanted to say is this: After the period of melancholy is over you will be stronger than before, you will recover your health, & you will find the scenery round you so beautiful that you will want nothing but paint."
"A psychiatrist once told me early in treatment, “Stop trying to make me like you,” and what a sobering and welcome smack in the face that statement was. Yet somehow, every day of my life is still a campaign for popularity, or better yet, a crowded funeral."
"You have such a February face,
So full of frost, of storm, and cloudiness."
"A lot of people experience the world with the same incredulity as when a magician pulls a rabbit out of a hat… We know that the world is not all sleight of hand and deception because we are in it, we are part of it. Actually we are the white rabbit being pulled out of the hat. The only difference between us and the white rabbit is that the rabbit does not realize it is taking part in a magic trick."