There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another, unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another.
The body is an instrument which only gives off music when it is used as a body. Always an orchestra, and just as music traverses walls, so sensuality traverses the body and reaches up to ecstasy.
Shame is the lie someone told you about yourself.
Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
I write emotional algebra.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
We don't have a language for the senses. Feelings are images, sensations are like musical sounds.
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