My favorite quotes of all time.

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Once my heart was filled with the love of a girl,
I held her close but she faded in the night,
like a poem i meant to write…

— Simon & Garfunkel, Leaves That Are Green

He taught me the meaning of pain. Pain without reason.

— Charles Bukowski, Ham On Rye

I am only responsible for my own heart, you offered yours up for the smashing my darling. Only a fool would give out such a vital organ.

— Anaïs Nin

There were always in me, two women at least, one woman desperate and bewildered, who felt she was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal her true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest.

— Anaïs Nin

Do not seek the because – in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.

— Anaïs Nin

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.

— Anaïs Nin

Go on take everything, i dare you to.
i told you from the start just how this would end when i get what i want and i never want it again.

— Hole, Violet

And your long time curse hurts but what’s worse
is this pain in here; I can’t stay in here
ain’t it clear that i just can’t fit
yes i believe it’s time for us to quit
When we meet again, introduced as friends,
Please don’t let on that you knew me when
I was hungry, and it was your world

— Bob Dylan, Just Like A Woman

Now your dancing child with his chinese suit
He spoke to me, i took his flute
Even though i wasn’t very cute to him, was i?
But i did it because you lied
& because he took you for a ride
Because time is on his side
& because i want you

— Bob Dylan, I Want You

Look at the sun sinkin’ like a ship
Ain’t that just like my heart babe,
When i kiss your lips?

— Bob Dylan, Meet Me In The Morning

Half the people can be part right all of the time, an’
Some of the people can be all right part of the time,
But all the people can’t be all right all of the time.
I think Abraham Lincoln said that.
“I’ll let you be in my dream if I can be in yours.”
I said that.

— Bob Dylan, Talkin’ World War III Blues

She is good to me
and there’s nothing she doesn’t see
She knows where i’d like to be
but it doesn’t matter

— Bob Dylan, I Want You

We might die from medication but we sure killed all the pain.

— Bright Eyes, Lua

I am a lonely painter, I live in a box of paints. I’m frightened by the devil & drawn to those ones that ain’t…

— Joni Mitchell, A Case of You

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and the sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy…

— Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

If you’re going through hell, keep going.

— Winston Churchill

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

— Henry David Thoreau

I can’t find those church bells.

— Tori Amos, Playboy Mommy

We’ll meet again. Don’t know where, don’t know when, but I know we’ll meet again some sunny day.

— Johnny Cash, We’ll Meet Again

Lord have mercy on my rough & rowdy ways.

— The Head & The Heart, Down in the Valley

It’s everything that you want babe.
It’s everything that you need.
Soft and warm al the time, make you want it over and over.
Strong on the horizon,
But ends up bein really so sweet… oh so sweet.

— My Morning Jacket, Masterplan

She says, ‘oh, it’s so hard to love when love was your great disappointment…’

— Tori Amos, Rattlesnakes

Cheer up baby, it wasn’t always quite so bad.

— Modest Mouse, Spitting Venom

To say the things i want to say to you would be a crime.
To admit i’m still in love with you
after all this time
i’d rather let you touch my arm until you die.
Seduce me with your charms until i’m drunk on them go home and drink in bed
and never let myself love like that again.

— Sharon Van Etten, A Crime

We built our get away up in a tree we found.
We felt so far away but we were still in town.
Now I remember watching that old tree burn down
I took a picture that I don’t like to look at.

— Jack Johnson, Do You Remember

For a minute there i lost myself.

— Radiohead, Karma Police

she was consumed by 3 simple things:
drink, despair, loneliness; and 2 more:
youth and beauty

— Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers At Last

I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.

— Anaïs Nin

We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.

— Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.

— Anaïs Nin
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