"In a separation it is the one who is not really in love who says the more tender things."
- Marcel Proust, "The Captive", Remembrance of Things Past (via easymomentsandobsession)

(via easymomentsandobsession)

"There is no relationship between what the loved one possesses and what the loving one lacks. … [I am not really] in love … when I am simply fascinated by the agalma in the other. … The … way for the loved one to escape this deadlock is to stretch out his hand towards the loving one and to ‘return love’. … I experience the other … as frail and lost, as lacking ‘it’, and my love none the less survives this loss."
"I am too tired and I miss you too much."
- Simone de Beauvoir, from a letter to Nelson Algren (via easymomentsandobsession)

(Source: wordsnquotes, via easymomentsandobsession)

"The tragedy is not that we are alone, but that we cannot be. At times I would give anything in the world to no longer be connected by anything to this universe of men."
- Albert Camus, Notebooks 1951-1959 (via easymomentsandobsession)

(Source: hellanne, via easymomentsandobsession)

"Really I don’t like human nature unless all candied over with art."