Earth would die
If the sun stopped kissing her."
Hafiz, The Gift
"Everything is more beautiful because we are doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again."
Homer, The Iliad
"When you start to live outside yourself, it’s all dangerous."
Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden
“My grandmother watches football matches. It’s all because my grandfather was very fond of football, but now he isn’t with us anymore. Granny watches a football and after that she talks to him about the game. She talks to him in his room. With his photo”.
"In my dreams the world would come alive, becoming so captivatingly majestic, free and ethereal, that afterwards it would be oppressive to breathe the dust of this painted life."
Vladimir Nabokov, Invitation to a Beheading