"I have been ten days in this temple
and my heart is restless.
The scarlet thread of lust at my feet
has reached up long.
If someday you come looking for me,
I will be in a shop that sells fine seafood,
a good drinking place,
or a brothel."

- Ikkyu.

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"It feels like a tidal wave. The amazing high, for a beautiful moment, and then it all comes crashing down. You don’t know how you can go on. But you do. You pick yourself up and gradually return to the status quo. Maybe it takes a while, but eventually you look back and realize it wasn’t a tidal wave at all, just a mere heartbeat in the grand scheme of things."

   ~   (via psych-facts)
 1100 2nd October 2014

"Madness is like intelligence, you know. You can’t explain it. Just like intelligence. It comes on you, it fills you, and then you understand it. But when it goes away you can’t understand it at all any longer."

   ~   Marguerite Duras, from Hiroshima, Mon Amour (via violentwavesofemotion)

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 3725 1st October 2014

"The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it."

   ~   George Orwell (via flowerbrain)

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"You can’t get too much winter in the winter."

   ~   Robert Frost (via psych-facts)

"Maybe it’s just hard to see what’s right in front of you while you’re frantically searching for it."

   ~   (via psych-facts)