"Hold back the edges of your gown, Ladies, we are going through hell."
William Carlos Williams (via allmymetaphors)
"Cut a chrysalis open, and you will find a rotting caterpillar. What you will never find is that mythical creature, half caterpillar, half butterfly, a fit emblem of the human soul, for those whose cast of mind leads them to seek such emblems. No, the process of transformation consists almost entirely of decay."
Pat Barker, Regeneration (via commovente)
"Angry, and half in love with you, and tremendously sorry, I turned away."
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via circumcising)