"To hell with them. Nothing hurts if you don’t let it."
We must have one love, one great love in our life, since it gives us an alibi for all the moments when we are filled with despair.”
— Albert Camus, Notebooks 1935-1942
"The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men’s apples and head their cabbages."
Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, 1656 (via nicolekl
"Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence."