Did I help when I was kissing you?
"That having sex with someone you do not care for feels lonelier than not having sex in the first place, afterward.
That it is permissible to want.
That everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else. That this isn’t necessarily perverse.
That there might not be angels, but there are people who might as well be angels.
That God speaks and acts entirely through the vehicle of human beings, if there is a God.
That God might regard the issue of whether you believe there’s a God or not as fairly low on his/her/its list of things s/he/it’s interested in re you."

— David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Antoine Bruy

Antoine Bruy

"He was never without misery, and never without hope."

— Joseph Heller, Catch- 22. 

Antoine Bruy, Staged Desires

"Mid-drought, more sun.
When did the tumbler

of water, bedside, fill
with dust? When did you

learn you were a riverbed
no river would touch?"

— Andrea Cohen, “Bedside”

Rachel Bussières, Specimen

"The eye a gem of vision in
opacity: the earthen body.
The dark body: a beast to see
and a blind to see all dark beasts from:
objection for sight to revel in:
vision saved
from transparency."

— A.F. Moritz, “The Eye”

Rachel Bussières

Rachel Bussières

me about anything: 

"Perhaps all the questions we ask of love, to measure, test, probe, and save it, have the additional effect of cutting it short."

— Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being