"I don’t know if now, having lived and died the life of a man, I can write about little-boy love, but remembering it now, it seems the cleanest pain I’ve known. Love without desire, or conditions, or limits—a pure and radiant glow in the heart that could make me giddy and sad and glorious all at once. Where does it go? Why, in all their experiments did the Magi never try to capture that purity in a bottle? Perhaps they couldn’t. Perhaps it is lost to us when we become sexual creatures, and no magic can bring it back."
- Christopher Moore, Lamb
"Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting."
- Haruki Murakami
(Source: karriet, via tnlk)
"Things we have felt with great intensity have an existence independent of our minds; are in fact still in existence…I feel that strong emotion must leave its trace."
- Virginia Woolf (via awritersruminations)
(Source: juliettetang, via book-stores-deactivated20120805)