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Balloon seller. By Marcel Bovis, 1948.
Death is nothing to us. When we exist, death is not; and when death exists, we are not. All sensation and consciousness ends with death and therefore in death there is neither pleasure nor pain. The fear of death arises from the belief that in death, there is awareness.

Epicurus, Greek Philosopher  
Jules et Jim
It’s so strange how life works: You want something and you wait and wait and feel like it’s taking forever to come. Then it happens and it’s over and all you want to do is curl back up in that moment before things changed.

Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Jean Seberg, in 1958 during the filming of "Bonjour Tristesse" directed by Otto Preminger.
I understand that nobody understands me, but I can’t be someone I’m not.

Audrey Tautou   
Having experienced both, I am not sure which is worse: intense feeling, or the absence of it.

Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin  

Burt Glinn, French writer Françoise Sagan with her cat at home. 1958.

Mustafa Hulusi, ‘Apple Hand’, screenprint on steel, 2004 
Eventually you forgive people for not knowing about you the things you’ve spent your life keeping from them.

Robert Brault  
Teenagers at a jazz festival in 1964
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