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Steven Meisel, Vogue, August 1998
People so tired,
mutilated
either by love or no love.

Charles Bukowski   
Retiro Park Madrid 1993 
Photo: Martine Franck  Romualdas Rakauskas, 1981
No matter how careful you are, there’s going to be the sense you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didn’t experience it all. There’s that fallen heart feeling that you rushed right through the moments where you should’ve been paying attention. Well, get used to that feeling. That’s how your whole life will feel some day. This is all practice.

Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters  
Charlotte Gainsbourg shot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino
We only experience time as a relationship between a succession of sensations.

John Locke 
Louis Garrel in La frontière de l’aube (2008), dir.Philippe Garrel The ruins of the Temple of Medinet Habu, Thebes
I want to care, but I don’t.
I look at you and all I feel is tired.

Elizabeth Scott

Romy Schneider and Alain Delon at home, 1959
Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.

The Little Prince
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