τέτλαθι δή, κραδίη: καὶ κύντερον ἄλλο ποτ᾽ ἔτλης.
Homer, Odyssey 20:18
"Take courage, my heart: you have been through worse than this."
"Be strong, saith my heart; I am a soldier; I have seen worse sights than this" (via mirroir
She had waited all her life for something, and it had killed her when it found her.
I know I’m unloveable, you don’t have to tell me.
Poem 49 by Emily Dickinson
Stop this day and night with me and you shall possess the origin of all poems,
You shall possess the good of the earth and sun, (there are millions of suns left,)
You shall no longer take things at second or third hand, nor look through the eyes of the dead, nor feed on the spectres in books,
You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me,
You shall listen to all sides and filter them from your self.
Excerpt from “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman