#light academia

It's quite interesting how Arthur Conan Doyle said My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplaces

I ask this one thing: let me go mad in my own way. (Elektra, Sophokles, trans. Anne Carson fr. An Oresteia)

❝ I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead. I lift my lids and all is born again. ❞                                  — 𝗠𝗮𝗱...

Are they destroying you or are you destroying yourself and they are not doing anything to save you?

When I find myself in times of trouble Rainer Maria Rilke comes to me, speaking words of wisdom "You are not too old, and it

all i ever do is procrastinate by yearning for hours and live on ridiculous amounts of shakespeare and lana del rey references,...

"We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell." -Oscar Wilde

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” - Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

And like the moon we must go through phases of emptiness to feel full again.

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When you're faced with a seemingly unsolvable problem, reduce yourself to the problem and you yourself become that problem.

Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with Fyodor Dostoevsky

When Franz Kafka said You are the knife I turn inside myself; that is love. That, my dear, is love, and Richard Jackson said

EXULANSIS n. the tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it—

Avijeet Das / Charlotte Brontë / Bill Bryson / I Origins / Carlo Rovelli / Carl Sagan

Franz Kafka's desk I sat at my fine desk ... It's a respectably minded desk which is meant to educate. Where the writer's

This tremendous world I have inside of me. How to free myself, and this world, without tearing myself to pieces. And rather

Franz Kafka, diary entry, November 9, 1911

Leo Tolstoy Edgar Allan Poe Kahlil Gibran Charles Baudelaire Rainer Maria Rilke Donna Tartt Fyodor Dostoevsky

"We read to know we're not alone." - William Nicholson, Shadowlands

When Nietzsche said You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star, and Anaïs Nin said In chaos there

Anne always remembered the silvery, peaceful beauty and fragrant calm of that night. It was the last night before sorrow

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Franz Kafka

Just like Alan Ginsberg, I, too, don’t do anything with my life except romanticize and decay with indecision.

- Franz Kafka