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My ability to give was limited, I was not inexhaustible. I was not serene, not really. I wanted things, for myself.

Margaret Atwood, Lady Oracle  
by Arthur Elgort c.1993 Japanese Exhibition Flyer: Wake in the Morning. Hirofumi Abe. 2013

Arvo Pärt: Fratres

Gidon Kremer Violin
Keith Jarrett Piano

I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life, I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.

Simone de Beauvoir

I want to devour you with my eyes, and tell you over and over that you’ve never been so beautiful. – Alain Delon

Jamie xx - All Under One Roof Raving

Is it splendid, or stupid, to take life seriously?

Gustave Flaubert 

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg on a karting racing circuit in 1970.
'Children, never look back!' and this meant that we must never allow the future to be weighed down by memory. For children have no past, and that is the whole secret of the magical innocence of their smiles.

Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting  
Jane Birkin
My heart was a hysterical, unreliable organ.

Vladimir Nabokov  
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