It’s about moments in life that are great but don’t last. They don’t go on, but you always have the memory and they have an effect on you. That’s what I was thinking about. —Sofia Coppola on Lost In Translation
Do you still perform autopsies on conversations you had lives ago? —Donte Collins
I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for? …. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us. —Franz Kafka

ー In my dreams, there is always you.

Light thinks it travels faster than anything, but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always gotten there first, and is waiting for it. —Terry Pratchett
Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people. —Andre Dubus
I didn’t realize it, but the days came along one after another, and then two years were gone, and everything was gone, and I was gone. —F. Scott Fitzgerald  
Pray do not interrupt me,” he wrote. “I am smiling. —Jack London, The Sea Wolf
Everyone has three lives: a public life, a private life, and a secret life. —Gabriel García Márquez  
Seeking to turn, what is by its very nature temporary into something eternal is like trying to extract from fire, water. You just get burned. —Yasmin Mogahed, Reclaim Your Heart
To be desired is perhaps the closest anybody can reach in this life to feeling immortal. —John Berger, The Museum of Desire
Some names will always taste bitter. —6 Word Poem About Love, by Devyn Springer
Music is what feelings sound like. —Tom Odell
Why, if there is anything in supply and demand, life is the cheapest thing in the world. There is only so much water, so much earth, so much air; but the life that is demanding to be born is limitless. Nature is a spendthrift. Look at the fish and their millions of eggs. For that matter, look at you and me. In our loins are the possibilities of millions of lives. Could we but find time and opportunity and utilize the last bit and every bit of the unborn life that is in us, we could become the fathers of nations and populate continents. Life? Bah! It has no value. Of cheap things it is the cheapest. Everywhere it goes begging. Nature spills it out with a lavish hand. Where there is room for one life, she sows a thousand lives, and it’s life eats life till the strongest and most piggish life is left. —Jack London, The Sea Wolf
Talking about dreams is like talking about movies, since the cinema uses the language of dreams; years can pass in a second and you can hop from one place to another. It’s a language made of image. And in the real cinema, every object and every light means something, as in a dream. —Federico Fellini