RealUnimpressed

❝I keep remembering — I keep remembering.
          	   My heart has no pity on me❞
          	
          	─Henri Barbusse
          	
          	

RealUnimpressed

❝as the shadows assume
             shapes
             I fight the slow
             retreat
          
             now
             my once-promise
             dwindling
             dwindling
          
             now
             lighting new cigarettes
             pouring more
             drinks
          
             it has been a beautiful
             fight
          
             still
             is❞
          
          ─Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense. 
          
          

RealUnimpressed

❝Any one who has common sense will
            remember that the bewilderments of the eyes
            are of two kinds, and arise from two causes,
            either from coming out of the light or from
            going into the light❞
          
          ─Plato, The Allegory of the Cave.

RealUnimpressed

❝Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt
             me. Of course we will hurt each other. But
             this is the very condition of existence. To
             become spring, means accepting the risk of
             winter. To become presence, means
             accepting the risk of absence.❞
          
          ─Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Manon, Ballerina 
          
          

RealUnimpressed

❝fit in here, in my palm, in my shadow, don’t be
             bigger than my idea of you, don’t be more
             beautiful than i can accept, don’t be more
             human than i am willing to allow you to be
             and be quiet, you’re too loud, even your
             un-belonging is loud. quiet your dreams, your
             voice, your hair, quiet your skin, quiet your
             displacement, quiet your longing, your colour,
             quiet your walk, your eyes. who said you
             could look at me like that? who said you
             could exist without permission? why are you
             even here? why aren’t you shrinking? i think
             of you often. you vibrate. you walk into a
             room and the temperature changes. i lean in
             and almost recognise you as human. but, no.
             we can’t have that.❞
          
          ─Warsan Shire