"Under the summer roses
When the flagrant crimson
Lurks in the dusk
Of the wild red leaves,
Love, with little hands,
Comes and touches you
With a thousand memories,
And asks you
Beautiful, unanswerable questions."
— Carl Sandburg, from “Under the Harvest Moon” (via amarling
"Without [mental time travel], there would be no planning, no building, no culture; without an imagined picture of the future, our civilization would not exist."
Holly Schindler, A Blue So Dark
"I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me"
"Besides, nowadays, almost all capable people are terribly afraid of being ridiculous, and are miserable because of it."
— Fyodor Dostoevsky
, “The Brothers Karamazov” (via prenzlauer