"People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls."
— Carl Jung (via writingsforwinter)
"I had always been aware that the Universe is sad; everything in it, animate or inanimate, the wild creatures, the stones, the stars, was enveloped in the great sadness, pervaded by it. Existence had no use. It was without end or reason. The most beautiful things in it, a flower or a song, as well as the most compelling, a desire or a thought, were pointless. So great a sorrow. And I knew that the only rest from my anxiety—for I had been trembling even in infancy—lay in acknowledging and absorbing this sadness."
— Hayden Carruth, Reluctantly: Autobiographical Essays (via heteroglossia)
"You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches."
— Dita Von Teese (via energiesoftheuniverse)