The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.
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
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
What if I slept a little more and forgot about all this nonsense.
My childhood was a period of waiting for the moment when I could send everyone and everything connected with it to hell.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth.
Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth.
Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.
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.