"I think that’s one of the problems with the world today, nobody knows who they are. Everyone is running around looking for an identity, or trying to borrow one, only they don’t know it. They actually think they know who they are and that they are? They’re just a bunch of schleppers who have no idea what a search for personal truth and identity really is, which would be alright if they didn’t get in your way, but they insist that they know everything and that if you don’t live their way then you’re not living properly and they want to take your space away. They actually want to somehow get into your space and live in it and change it or destroy it. They just can’t believe that you know what you are doing and that you are happy and content with it. You see that’s the problem right there. If they could see that then they wouldn’t have to feel threatened and feel that they have to destroy you before you destroy them. They just can’t get it through their philistine heads that you are happy where you are and don’t want to have anything to do with them. My space is mine and that’s enough for me."
"when you left
you took almost
I kneel in the nights
that will not let me be"
"My ambition is handicapped by laziness."
"The best thing about the bedroom was the bed. I liked to stay in bed for hours, even during the day with covers pulled up to my chin. It was good in there, nothing ever occurred in there, no people, nothing."
"I was settled into nothingness; a kind of non-being, and I accepted it. It didn’t make for an interesting person. I didn’t want to be interesting, it was too hard. What I really wanted was only a soft, hazy space to live in, and to be left alone."
“Are not women first and above all actresses? They put something on even when they take everything off.”
—The Gay Science, §361 (edited excerpt).
"Exile is more than a geographical concept. You can be an exile in your homeland, in your own house, in a room."
The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.
"I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does."
"For so long I watched you from a distance. I could never find the courage to tell you how I felt inside. My heart raced each time we would say “hi" in passing. You will always be the greatest love I never knew."
"I destroy myself so you can’t."