If it comes down to a choice between being unloved and being vulnerable and sensitive and emotional, then you can just keep your love.

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It’s funny how you never think about the women you’ve had.  It’s always the ones who get away that you can’t forget.

Masochism is a valuable job skill.

For sure, even the worst blow job is better than, say, sniffing the best rose … watching the greatest sunset.  Hearing children laugh.

… hope is just another phase you’ll grow out of.

“Art never comes from happiness.”

Something foreign is always living itself through you.  Your whole life is a vehicle for something to come to earth.

Most of the laugh tracks on television were recorded in the early 1950s.  These days, most of the people you hear laughing are dead.

Maybe this is a love story, maybe not.  It depends on how much I can believe myself.

If in those moments of ecstasy I had indeed been one with the Absolute, then, if what they said was true, nothing could touch me and when I had worked out the karma of my present life I should return no more.  The thought filled me with dismay.  I wanted to live again and again.  I was willing to accept every sort of life, no matter what its pain or sorrow, I felt only life after life, life after life could satisfy my eagerness, my vigor, and my curiosity.