I forgave everybody, I gave up, I got drunk.
~ Jack Kerouac,
On the Road
Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
~ Ernest Hemingway (via
I love the abstract, delicate, profound, vague, voluptuously wordless sensation of living ecstatically.
~ Anaïs Nin,
a letter to Henry Miller