“In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty."
- Phil Ochs
"‘What of art?’
‘It is a malady.’
‘A fashionable substitute for belief.’
‘You are a sceptic.’
‘Never! Scepticism is the beginning of faith.’
‘What are you?’
‘To define is to limit.’"
— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via larmoyante)
"One night the mirror people invaded the earth. Their power was great, but at the end of bloody warfare the magic arts of the Yellow Emperor prevailed. He repulsed the invaders, imprisoned them in their mirrors, and forced on them the task of repeating, as though in a kind of dream, all the actions of men."
— Jorge Luis Borges, “Fauna of Mirrors,” The Book of Imaginary Beings (via contextfreeborges)
"What should I do about the wild and the tame? The wild heart that wants to be free, and the tame heart that wants to come home. I want to be held. I don’t want you to come too close. I want you to scoop me up and bring me home at nights. I don’t want to tell you where I am. I want to keep a place among the rocks where no one can find me. I want to be with you."