Let’s not talk about how I am. It’s a subject I know too much about to want to think about anymore.— Ernest Hemingway, A Way You’ll Never Be —
please be kind to insects. carry moths outdoors and step over ant hills when possible. help bees out of puddles and pools and direct others to the nearest safe surface when they land on your shoulder. they are just tiny kids trying to navigate a big world.
I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is?— Vincent van Gogh —
For an instant I dared to shake off my chains, and look around me with a free and lofty spirit; but the iron had eaten into my flesh, and I sank again, trembling and hopeless, into my miserable self.— Frankenstein, Mary Shelley —
Alone is what I have. Alone protects me.
Keira Knightley by Mario Testino for Vogue UK, 2012