"To be oneself, simply oneself, is so amazing and and utterly unique an experience that it’s hard to convince oneself so singular a thing happens to everybody."
Simone de Beauvoir, Prime of Life (via femme-ex-machina)
"Poetry is the connecting link between body and mind. Every idea in poetry is grounded in emotion. Every word is a palpitation of the body. The multiplicity of interpretation surrounding a poem mirrors the stormy uncontrollability of emotion, where nature works her will. Emotion is chaos."
Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae (via slutz4rife)