"She will hang the night with stars so that I may walk abroad in the darkness without stumbling, and send the wind over my footprints so that none may track me to my hurt: she will cleanse me in great waters, and with bitter herbs make me whole."
— Oscar Wilde, from De Profundis (thanks, chaosinordnung)
(Source: the-final-sentence, via fuckyeahexistentialism)
"Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing."
— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via quotes-shape-us)
"There is not really any courage at all in attacking hoary or antiquated things, any more than in offering to fight one’s grandmother. The really courageous man is he who defies tyrannies young as the morning and superstitions fresh as the first flowers. The only true free-thinker is he whose intellect is as much free from the future as from the past. He cares as little for what will be as for what has been; he cares only for what ought to be."
— G.K. Chesterton in What’s Wrong with the World (via hardcorequotations)
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"I am more sensitive than other people. Things that other people would not notice awaken a distinct echo in me, and in such moments of lucidity, when I look at myself, I see that I am alone, all alone, all alone."
— Henri Barbusse (via rauchwolken)
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