"The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person."
"Life might just be an absurd, even crude, chain of events and nothing more."
"Basically we are all looking for someone who knows who we are and will break it to us gently."
"To suffer from solitude is an objection [to greatness]—the only thing I have always suffered from is the “multitude”."
"Loneliness as a situation can be corrected, but as a state of mind it is an incurable illness."
"August lit a match, and it’s in your fingers. Something has been stirred up, and you have the power to keep it in motion or let it die down. As Mars moves away from Saturn it will be harder to keep the fire alight, so you’ll have to choose: do you need a bonfire? Do you need to burn old journals and bills and dying floral arrangements, and keep yourself in a circle of warmth? Or would you rather drop the match and let the darkness smooth over the hills and rooftops, the sleeping sidewalks and distant alleys? To answer this, check in with your body. If you’ve been wound up too much to sleep, subject to rashes or accidents, you might want to drop that match and let the night envelop you. Siding with Saturn means slowing down to conserve your strength. But if you need a jolt of energy and passion, now is the time to cup your hands around the flame and find some kindling."