"I believed that I wanted to be a poet, but deep down I wanted to be a poem."
— Jaime Gil de Biedma
as quoted by Enrique Vila-Matas in Bartleby & Co., trans. Jonathan Dunne (via proustitute)
"The French have a phrase for it. The bastards have a phrase for everything and they are always right. To say goodbye is to die a little."
— Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye (via thetinhouse)