Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.
— Joyce Carol Oates (via observando)
Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and in this hasn’t changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.
— John Berger (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
they called her witch because she knew how to heal herself.
— Here We Are, Reflections of A God Gone Mad (2nd edition)