"On the whole, what I like is to flash and dash from side to side, goaded on by what I call reality. If I never felt these extraordinarily pervasive strains - of unrest, or rest, or happiness, or discomfort - I should float down into acquiescence. Here is something to fight: And when I wake early I say to myself Fight, fight. If I could catch the feeling, I would: the feeling of the singing of the real world; the sense that comes to me of being bound on a perpetual adventure; of being strangely free to do anything."
Virginia Woolf, from a diary entry dated 2 October 1929. (via violentwavesofemotion)
"I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary."
Margaret Atwood (via seabois)
"You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame;
How could you become new if you haven’t first become ashes?"
Friedrich Nietzsche (via amcq)
Aerial view of bombed-out buildings and wrecked gasworks in and around the Schöneberg section of Berlin in 1945.