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I’ve never been certain whether the moral of the Icarus story should only be, as is generally accepted, ‘don’t try to fly too high,’ or whether it might also be thought of as ‘forget the wax and feathers, and do a better job on the wings.’

—    Stanley Kubrick (via likeafieldmouse)

I, too, remember the feeling. You are caught between all that was and all that must be. You feel lost.

—    Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of The World  (via whyallcaps)

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I have this vision: That I would finally come and find you. Scattered pieces of distance would not stand in my way. Not needing words; the barest of glimpses would suffice for you and me.

—    Franz Kafka, Letters To Milena (via kafkaesque-world)

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