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Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.

Montaigne (via myquotelibrary)

My type of love burns down entire villages. 

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What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.
—  Roland Barthes
Those who restrain their desires, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
— William Blake (via claytoncubitt)
Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.
— Claude Monet (via lunch-poems)

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This tremendous world I have inside of me. How to free myself, and this world, without tearing myself to pieces. And rather tear myself to a thousand pieces than be buried with this world within me.
— Kafka  (via clonazepamm)

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There are roughly three New Yorks. There is, first, the New York of the man or woman who was born there, who takes the city for granted and accepts its size, its turbulence as natural and inevitable. Second, there is the New York of the commuter—the city that is devoured by locusts each day and spat out each night. Third, there is New York of the person who was born somewhere else and came to New York in quest of something. Of these trembling cities the greatest is the last—the city of final destination, the city that is a goal. It is this third city that accounts for New York’s high strung disposition, its poetical deportment, its dedication to the arts, and its incomparable achievements. Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness, natives give it solidity and continuity, but the settlers give it passion. And whether it is a farmer arriving from a small town in Mississippi to escape the indignity of being observed by her neighbors, or a boy arriving from the Corn Belt with a manuscript in his suitcase and a pain in his heart, it makes no difference: each embraces New York with the intense excitement of first love, each absorbs New York with the fresh yes of an adventurer, each generates heat and light to dwarf the Consolidated Edison Company… .
— E.B White “Here is New York” from Essays of E.B White, which I am presently devouring. (via minusmanhattan)

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What everyone forgets is that passion is not merely a heightened sensual fusion but a way of life which produces, as in the mystics, an ecstatic awareness of the whole of life.
— Anaïs Nin (via zjta)

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And she felt as though she had been there, on that bench, for an eternity. For an infinity of passion can be contained in one minute, like a crowd in a small space.
— Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary (via liquidnight)


What is this so-called passion that curls up your throat and chokes you? What is this so-called love that slithers down your body and burns you?

Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping … waiting … and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir … open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us … guides us. Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love … the clarity of hatred … the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we’d know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we’d be truly dead.
Joss Whedon 

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Airto Moreira- Free

THIS IS W I L D. Reminds me of my old berimbau, and MEU AMOR, BAHIA!

Seems I shall be dusting my Airto/Deodato LPs… 

Peace Piece, by Bill Evans.

I’m pretty sure that Bill played for those, like me, who are so very lonely inside their heads, even if the room is full of people. Those who long for things they’ve yet to discover, or may already have but won’t admit. Those who long to feel how they once did. Then again, jazz has no reason, no limits. It’s all about passion, that’s why I’m crying.