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Angel or siren, spirit, I don’t care,
As long as velvet eyes and perfumed head
And glimmering motions, o my queen, can make
The world less dreadful, and the time less dead.

Charles Baudelaire, Hymn to Beauty

translated by James McGowan

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Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the Autumn tree. Emily Bronte
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Death of Achilles (detail), Villa Reale, Milan
by Innocenzo Fraccaroli (1805-1888)
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Art exists because life is not enough. Ferreira Gullar 
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Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be? Danielle LaPorte girlinlondon
Your soul knew my soul
long before we needed skin
to spend a life in. Daily Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson in-excelsis girlinlondon
There’s nothing more intimate in life than simply being understood. And understanding someone else. Brad Meltzer, The Inner Circle 
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The other thing I wonder is … how do you manage your rage? Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs 

The Birds (1963)
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