"No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself."
- Virginia Woolf
"For him, it was liberating to be alone, small amidst the vast universe."
- Tove Jansson, Moominpappa at sea
"You ache with it all; and the more mysterious it is, the more you ache."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky, from Notes From The Underground (via violentwavesofemotion)
William-Adolphe Bouguereau: Twilight, Night, and Dawn