I am afraid to forget. I do not want to forget anything.
—Virginia Woolf, from a diary entry dated 3 February 1933 (via violentwavesofemotion)
The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd; the longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. all these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are.
—Fernando Pessoa (via tat-art)
As long as there’s such a thing as time, everybody’s damaged in the end, changed into something else. It always happens, sooner or later.
—Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via rabbrakha)