“Love involves self-sacrifice. Lust often involves sacrificing others. When lust takes over other people lose their substance and become shadows.” — Toby Hole

“Love involves self-sacrifice. Lust often involves sacrificing others. When lust takes over other people lose their substance and become shadows.” 
— Toby Hole

"there are worse thingsthan being alonebut it often takesdecades to realize thisand most often when you doit’s too lateand there’s nothing worsethan too late” — Charles Bukowski

"there are worse things
than being alone
but it often takes
decades to realize this
and most often when you do
it’s too late
and there’s nothing worse
than too late” 
— Charles Bukowski

"If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery—isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is." — Charles Bukowski (Factotum)

"If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery—isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is." 
— Charles Bukowski (Factotum)

ALAS GUILTY AS CHARGED

It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking … in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet.—Franz Kafka
  • It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking … in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet.—Franz Kafka
Each of us is alone in the world. It takes great courage to meet the full force of your aloneness. … When you face your aloneness, something begins to happen. Gradually, the sense of bleakness changes into a sense of true belonging. This is a slow and open-ended transition but it is utterly vital in order to come into rhythm with your own individuality. —John O’Donohue (Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong)
  • Each of us is alone in the world. It takes great courage to meet the full force of your aloneness. … When you face your aloneness, something begins to happen. Gradually, the sense of bleakness changes into a sense of true belonging. This is a slow and open-ended transition but it is utterly vital in order to come into rhythm with your own individuality. —John O’Donohue (Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong)
take consulation even if you are home alone tonight
you are someone’s reason to masturbate

take consulation even if you are home alone tonight

you are someone’s reason to masturbate

Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure — F. Scott Fitzgerald

"I said to the Man who stood at the gate of the year: ‘Give me a light, that I may tread safely into the unknown.’ And he said to me, ‘Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That will be better than a light, and safer than any known way."— Minnie Louise Haskins

"I said to the Man who stood at the gate of the year: ‘Give me a light, that I may tread safely into the unknown.’ And he said to me, ‘Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That will be better than a light, and safer than any known way."
— Minnie Louise Haskins

Perhaps Love is the process of my leading you gently back to yourself. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Perhaps Love is the process of my leading you gently back to yourself. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Il faut souffrir pour etre belle" (old French proverb, translated means “One must suffer to be beautiful”)
"If you are going to suffer, do it magnificently."