People with dark souls have nothing but dark dreams. People with really dark souls do nothing but dream.
- Haruki Murakami

[…] and I sank beneath the amorous sadness of night.
- Arthur Rimbaud, from “Deserts of Love (I),” Rimbaud Complete, transl. by Wyatt Mason

And what sorrow, and coldness. I feel as if I carried inscribed over me: my past killed me.
-Anaïs Nin, from The Diary of Anaïs Nin: Vol. 1, 1931-1934

Grapefruit mornings and summer sundresses;
the way the warmth
washes over us in the grass.
I am drinking the sky
and lacing my fingers through yours.
My soul
might finally know rest.
- Schuyler Peck, Grapefruit and Sundresses

I drank coffee and read old books and waited for the year to end.
- Richard Brautigan, Trout Fishing In America

The demand to be loved is the greatest kind of arrogance.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Death will discipline him.
Death takes no excuse.
- Euripides, Bakkhai (tr. by Anne Carson)

You are made of wildflowers and sunlight; wandering is etched into your soul.
- awinterlion

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.
- Edvard Munch