"I have wrapped myself round in my own personality again. How does it come about - these sudden,intense changes of view? Perhaps my life is unusually conscious: very vivid to me. But when I enter a complete world of its own, I realise that this is existing whether I exist or not; and so get bowled over."
— Virginia Woolf, Diary Entry, 9 May 1926. (via violentwavesofemotion)
"I spent my life learning to feel less.
Everyday I felt less.
Is that growing old? Or is it something worse?
You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness."
— Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer (via phazes)