When I first met you, I felt a kind of contradiction in you. You’re seeking something, but at the same time, you are running away for all you’re worth.
— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
I think a person needs to learn from childhood to find himself alone. It means to not be bored when you’re by yourself, because a person who finds himself bored when alone –as it seems to me– is in danger.
— Andrei Tarkovsky, A Poet in the Cinema
I wish I had more friends, but people are such jerks. If you can just get most people to leave you alone, you’re doing good. If you can find even one person you really like, you’re lucky. And if that person can also stand you, you’re really lucky.
— Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
Bob Dylan @ Newport ‘63
Photo 4: Bob Dylan with Victoria Spivey
Photo 10: Bob Dylan with Joan Baez, Peter, Paul and Mary, Pete Seeger and others.
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via Animal My Soul.
I know the night is not the same as the day: that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started.