"My blood is alive with many voices
telling me I am made of longing."
"When I was a girl, my life was music that was always getting louder. Everything moved me. A dog following a stranger. That made me feel so much."
I own all of your music now, so you’re with me everywhere I go.
You’re still going to play for me every time we’re near a guitar.
I love you, wholly, largely, forever.
|Interviewer:||What piece of advice would you give to Stephen Fry, aged 10.
|Stephen Fry:||You're not alone. Everything you feel is fine. Only feel guilty about things you have done that are mean and cheap and unkind. Don't feel guilty about what you feel, no matter what the world might think. Everyone is scared inside, not just you. That's why reading is so good. Keep doing it. Writers are people brave enough to make you feel better about being human because they're not afraid to reveal their own frailties, weaknesses, desires, failures, and appetites.
"And I will remember your small room
the feel of you
the light in the window
our morning coffee
our noons our nights
our bodies spilled together
the tiny flowing currents
immediate and forever
your leg my leg
your arm my arm
your smile and the warmth
who made me laugh
I recently read The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides (Virgin Suicides, Middlesex), and almost from the moment I opened it I wanted to crawl in and wrap myself in the pages. I found these notes while cleaning today. So beautiful I had to write them down myself.
"There were some books that reached through the noise of life to grab you by the collar and speak only of the truest things." Re: Tolstoy’s A Confession
""Every letter was a love letter"
"Mightn’t the truth be perceived through an organ other than the brain, and wasn’t that what faith was all about? …
Mitchell closed his eyes, kneeling on the Acropolis.
He was aware inside himself of an infinite sadness.
Kiss me I’m dying.”