You want to be like Persephone, loved tenderly by a god
To have power to wield in his kingdom
But dear, you are such an Icarus, in love with a god
To be thrown back to the sea when his fiery passion melts your wings

loved by vs. loving a god (via falling–icarus)


Proximity to the crowd, to the majority view, spells the death of creativity. For a soul can create only when alone, and some are chosen for the flowering that takes place in the dark avenues of the night.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

My childhood was a period of waiting for the moment when I could send everyone and everything connected with it to hell.

Igor Stravinsky

If a created being has no rights which his creator is bound to respect, there is an end to all moral relations between them.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Parents, authors and gods should all remember this.