"Art, in a sense, is a revolt against everything fleeting and unfinished in the world."
- Albert Camus, “Create Dangerously”
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"Call me whatever you like; I am who I must be."
- Friedrich Nietzsche, from Thus Spoke Zarathustra
"We are created by being destroyed."
- Franz Wright, from Letter, January 1998
"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet."
- Franz Kafka (via c-ovet)
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"This is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best,
Night, sleep, death and the stars."
- "A Clear Midnight" part of Leaves of Grass: “Death-bed” Edition by Walt Whitman (via lechatx)