“Can you see me? All of me? Probably not. No one ever really has.”

~  Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

Ingrid Boulting

Françoise Hardy .

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), dir. Peter Weir
“I have a plan: to become a madman. Let people get furious and put me under treatment, let them make me reasonable.”

~  Fyodor Dostoevsky, age 17, in a letter to his brother Mikhail, 9 August 1838
“I’d woken up early, and I took a long time getting ready to exist.”

~  Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

Lilika (1970), dir. Branko Plesa

Erica Schreiner untitled video still from Blue ©2011
“You’re the only person I’ve ever met who seems to have the faintest conception of what I mean when I say a thing.”

~  Virginia Woolf, from The Voyage Out