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–Perfect, remote, and unbroken.Virginia Woolf
I need solitude. I need space. I need air. I need the empty fields round me; and my legs pounding along roads; and sleep; and animal existence.Virginia WoolfThe Diary of Virginia Woolf
I am alone again and I want to be so; alone with the pure sky and open sea.Friedrich Nietzsche
You must be a poet,Anne Sexton“Her Kind”
a lady of evil luck,
desiring to be what you are not,
longing to be
what you can only visit.
A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the taste of the coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked…Anaïs NinThe Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 4: 1944-1947
…There is in me something untouched, unstirred, which commands me. That will have to be moved if I am to move wholly.Anaïs NinHenry and June: From “A Journal of Love” -The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin (1931-1932)
I need calmness and restraint, I need a balance wheel.Virginia Woolf
Instead she is lucky, suddenly, finally, she’s overflowing with luck, it’s this luck holding her up.Margaret Atwood
I want to lie down under a tree. / This is the only duty that is not death.James Wright
I am singing now while RomeRichard SikenSnow and Dirty Rain
burns. We are all just trying to be holy.