Metaphysics has always struck me as a prolonged form of latent insanity. If we knew the truth, we’d see it; everything else is systems and approximations. The inscrutability of the universe is quite enough for us to think about; to want to actually understand it is to be less than human, since to be human is to realize it can’t be understood.
— Fernando Pessoa (via anorsexic)
Long after you’ve forgotten someone’s voice you can still remember the sound of their happiness or their sadness. You can feel it in your body.
— Anne Michaels, The Winter Vault (via pro-solitude)