“As a child I had been a great dreamer, bordering on hallucinations which often involved animals. After years of trying to discover who and what I was, I suddenly awoke one morning and realized I didn’t care. I didn’t want insight. I wanted to escape and forget.”
— William S. Burroughs (via bishansamaddar)
“If you want to succeed in the world and have a happy family and a nice home and a BMW you should try not to understand things.”
— J. M. Coetzee, Summertime (via bishansamaddar)
“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”
— Agatha Christie (via simonaficuciello)

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How we feel about another or a group of others is not simply a matter of individual impressions, or impressions that are created anew in the present. Rather, feelings rehearse associations that are already in place, in the way in which they ‘read’ the proximity of…