“If I had my way we’d sleep every night all wrapped around each other like hibernating rattlesnakes.”

― William S. Burroughs


Love. And madness. Love of madness. The madness of love. Conversations in poetry. Sentiments to and from the tangled heart…






“…born at that moment when one says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .””
— C.S. Lewis (The Four Loves)

“I’m nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there ’s a pair of us—don’t tell!
They ’d banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!”
— Emily Dickinson (The Complete Poems)






“There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt. It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense or reserve.”

― William S. Burroughs

“There are women who inspire you with the desire to conquer them and to take your pleasure of them; but this one fills you only with the desire to die slowly beneath her gaze.”

— Charles Baudelaire





“Love is a striking example of how little reality means to us.”
— Marcel Proust (In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu #1-7))

“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.”

— Kurt Vonnegut (Player Piano)

“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.”
— Edgar Allan Poe



“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”
— Kurt Vonnegut (The Sirens of Titan)

“What is to give light must endure burning.”
— Viktor E. Frankl


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