“I spent a great deal of my life being ignored. I was always very happy that way. Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learnt to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently. I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything.” —Saul Leiter
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dancing in the soul - liu wen wears helmut lang clothing photographed by daniel jackson for vogue china may 2012
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"I want to love you wildly.Anïs Nin
I don’t want words, but inarticulate
cries, meaningless, from the bottom
of my most primitive being, that flow
from my belly like honey.
A piercing joy, that leaves me empty,
"And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too."
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
"And in fact the artist’s experience lies so unbelievably close to the sexual, to its pain and its pleasure, that the two phenomena are really just different forms of one and the same longing and bliss. And if instead of “heat” one could say “sex” – sex in the great, pure sense of the word, free of any sin attached to it by the Church – then his art would be very great and infinitely important. His poetic power is great and as strong as a primal instinct; it has its own relentless rhythms in itself explodes from him like a volcano."
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to A Young Poet