“Dancing is like poetry written by our bodies: our outstretched arms our words of longing.”
“In strength the body only knows itself, is full of itself, its movements, its words, but in weakness is the invisible and the whisperings.”
“She is one of these women who always carries a home with her, wherever she is.”
“He laughs again and I want to eat his laughter, be nourished by it, feel it in my blood.”
“Maybe there is an invisible world working behind our own, maybe words in the silence, maybe movements in what looks completely still. When every door is closed, maybe doors are opening that can’t be seen.”
“Sometimes you know that you are destined to die, but somehow you are given a parenthesis after the punctuation mark: more years, more time that wasn’t meant for you but still was meant for you, a bridge stretching out into the stars, a confidence built of invisible threads, a miracle.”
“As far as most people are concerned, art may be acceptable as a profession, but certainly not as an occupation.”
“When I die, I want them to bury me facedown and ass up so that the whole world can kiss my ass!”
“Where the telescope ends the microscope begins, and who can say which has the wider vision?”
“Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.”
“This might surprise you, but here's a fact: people who plan things thoroughly aren't particularly connected with reality. It seems like they are, but they're not: they're focusing on making things bite-size, instead of having to look at the whole picture. It's procrastination in its purest form because it convinces everyone—including the person who's doing it—that they are very sensible and in touch with reality when they're not. They're obsessed with cutting it up into little pieces so they can pretend it's not there at all.”
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