Me for all of high school

John Milton, Paradise Lost
"Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed."
William Blake (via

Clairvoyance, 1936
"I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man’s. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create."
William Blake, Jerusalem (via observando)

Jenny Holzer, ”Truisms” (1978)

'I should have thought it more disagreeable to be understood. One can get annoyed with imbeciles for failing to understand what seems obvious to oneself; one's vanity may be hurt by their interpretation of you - they make you out to be as vulgar as themselves. Or you may feel that you have failed as an artist, in so far as you haven't managed to make yourself transparently plain. But what are all these compared to the horrors of being understood ? You've given yourself away, you're known, you're at the mercy of the creatures into whose keeping you have committed your soul - why, the thoughts terrifying. If I were you,' he went on, 'I'd congratulate myself. You have a public which likes your books, but for the wrong reasons. And meanwhile you're safe, you're out of their reach, you possess yourself intact.'

We were powder magazines of repression and the smallest hint was a spark.


New Moon - Albert Aublet

"Skeletons in an office" by Paul Delvaux
"I want something else. I’m not even sure what to call it anymore except I know it feels roomy and it’s drenched in sunlight and it’s weightless and I know it’s not cheap. It’s probably not even real."
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves (via