“I will love you not just for your wit and talent and beauty, but simply because you are you, with no strings attached. I love you for who you are deep in your soul, not for the color of your eyes or the length of your legs or the size of your checkbook. The longing is that the lover admire us stripped of our external assets, appreciating the essence of our being without accomplishments, ready to...
If you are only moved by color relationships [in my paintings], you are missing...– Mark Rothko
because I prayed this word: I want -Sappho, fragment translated by Anne Carson
How sad the world is, so beautiful yet so absurd.– Irène Némirovsky