My blood is alive with many voices telling me I am made of longing.
- Rilke
Sometimes we saw shadows of gods
in the trees; silenced, we went on.

Galway Kinnell, opening lines to “Turkeys,” The New Yorker (18 January 2010)

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"   But I have been familiar with ruins too long to dislike desolation.   "
Lord Byron, in a letter to Thomas Moore (via blurrymelancholy)
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“The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.”

— Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary

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"   Oh rascal children of Gaza. You who constantly disturbed me with your screams under my window. You who filled every morning with rush and chaos. You who broke my vase and stole the lonely flower on my balcony. Come back, and scream as you want and break all the vases. Steal all the flowers. Come back..Just come back..   "
Khaled Juma, a Palestinian poet from Gaza.  (via nowinexile)
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