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Anxiety Kills Love

"Anxiety is love's greatest killer.  It makes one feel as you might when a drowning man holds unto you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic."

-Anaïs Nin as quoted in French Writers of the Past 2000) by Carol A. Dingle, p. 126
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    "Close Call" by Rilo Kiley

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"Farewell to you and the youth I have spent with you. It was but yesterday we met in a dream. You have sung to me in my aloneness, and I of your longings have built a tower in the sky. But now our sleep has fled and our dream is over, and it is no longer dawn. The noontide is upon us and our half waking has turned to fuller day, and we must part. If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, we shall speak again together and you shall sing to me a deeper song. And if our hands should meet in another dream we shall build another tower in the sky." - Kahlil Gibran
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“Go be that starving Artist you’re afraid to be. Open up that journal and get poetic finally. Volunteer. Suck it up and travel. You were not born here to work and pay taxes. You were put here to be part of a vast organism to explore and create. Stop putting it off. The world has much more to offer than what’s on 15 televisions at TGI Fridays. Take pictures. Scare people. Shake up the scene. Be the change you want to see in the world. You’ll thank yourself for it.”
— Jason Mraz
Trent; the only song I want to hear

Tom Waits & Marilyn Manson

"The earth is not my home, I'm just passing by."
- Tom Waits

"There’s nothing more embarrassing than a person who tries to guess what the great American public would like, makes a compromise for the first time, and falls flat on his face… I would rather be a failure on my own terms than a success on someone else’s. That’s a difficult statement to live up to, but then I’ve always believed that the way you affect your audience is more important than how many of them are there."
- Tom Waits

"Relationships never break cleanly. Like a valuable vase, they are smashed and then glued back together, smashed and glued, smashed and glued until the pieces just don't fit together anymore."
- Marilyn Manson

Request and Some Quotes!

First, request. Does anyone know of any quotes similar to, "It doesn't matter what path you follow as long as it is your own." ? I'd love some. :)

"Don't confuse your path with your destination. Just because it's stormy now, doesn't mean you aren't headed for sunshine." -Unknown

"Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart." - Erma Bonbeck

"Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product." - Elenor Roosevelt


orectic prophetic

As he leans in again, nearly a year after his first attempt, I have reservations, but not the same ones I'd had then.

All the screaming in my head, the thoughts that make & erase & rewind & tremble. All of it and all of me asks, whisper-soft, "Are you sure you want to do this?"

He answers with his mouth, but not words. He smells like pine and rain and dandelion. The force of him is crushing & strong, his hands steady & sure. There is nothing to keep him at bay and he does not ask permission because he does not need it.

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