“I know these words may only serve to twist the knife
but I’ll strive to make them heard
Maybe it’s better now I’ve gone away
Maybe it’s not, oh who can say
And though it’s hard for me to say
I know you’re better off this way”—The Horrors, Who Can Say
“Je ne pouvais m’empecher de m’approcher de toi a soiree. J’ai bu trop de tequila et j’ai peut-etre fume trop de pot mais ga ne veut pas dire que je ne t’aime pas. Cependant apres te l’avoir dit, j’ai marche jusqu’a la fin du monde et j’ai vomi.”—Bertrand, The Rules of Attraction
“But would you kindly ponder this question: What would your good do if
evil didn’t exist, and what would the earth look like if all the shadows
disappeared? After all, shadows are cast by things and people. Here is the
shadow of my sword. But shadows also come from trees and living beings.
Do you want to strip the earth of all trees and living things just because
of your fantasy of enjoying naked light? You’re stupid.”—Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita
“Even after admitting this there is no catharsis, my punishment continues to elude me and I gain no deeper knowledge of myself; no new knowledge can be extracted from my telling. This confession has meant nothing.”—Patrick Bateman, American Psycho
“It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn. Maybe that’s enlightenment enough - to know that there is no final resting place of the mind, no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom, at least for me, means realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.”—Anthony Bourdain (via mattpana) (via fuckyestonybourdain)
“Let’s leave the sound of the heat for the sound of the rain
It’s easy to sleep when it wets my brain
It covers my rest with a saccharine sheen
Kissing the wind through my window screen”—Animal Collective, Summertime Clothes
“Charm was a scheme for making strangers like and trust a person immediately, no matter what the charmer had in mind.
Dwayne Hoover had oodles of charm.
I can have oodles of charm when I want to.
A lot of people have oodles of charm.”—Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Breakfast of Champions