Willa Cather On Memories

Willa Cather (December 7, 1873 – April 24, 1947) In the course of twenty crowded years one parts with many illusions. I did not wish to lose the early ones. Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.

Rainer Maria Rilke On God

Rainer Maria Rilke (December 04, 1875 – December 29,  1926) You are the deep innerness of all things. The last word that can never be spoken. To each of us you reveal yourself differently: to the ship as a coastline, to the shore as a ship.

Gerard De Nerval On My Universe

Gerard De Nerval (May 22, 1808 – January 26, 1855) I did not ask of God that he should change anything in events themselves, but that he should change me in regard to things, so that I might have the power to create my own universe, to govern my dreams, instead of enduring them.

Marie Howe On Singularity

Marie Howe (1950 -) Do you sometimes want to wake up to the singularity we once were?…For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. Remember?…before we came to believe humans were so important before this awful loneliness.

Steve Biko On Blackness

Steven Biko (December 18. 1946 – September 12, 1977) Merely by describing yourself as black you have started on a road toward emancipation, you have committed yourself to fight against all forces that seek to use your blackness as a stamp that marks you out as a subservient being.