Collected quotes, 3 of n

A black fountain pen on a journal page
This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Bits and Pieces

Geometry has nothing to do with it. It’s all about finding perfection, and perfection can’t be found in something as rigid as geometry. You have to find it elsewhere, in between the lines.

Agnes Martin. as quoted in this newsletter

I have had to learn how to manage — to be a functioning person while also being clinically depressed most of the time.

One of the ways I do that is to actively search for evidence that my reality isn’t all there is. As dark as it is in my head, there are flowers blooming, babies being born, people falling in love, and the sun rises every damn day.

… It is important to realize that your reality is not the only reality, and the world is still a beautiful place and worth fighting for, and that sometimes the best you can do is to search for the evidence of the beauty you cannot see, and then rest in it until the darkness passes.

Hugh Hollowell, writing in his “Life is so beautiful” newsletter last year

You may insist on your independence, your detachment, your self-conscious cool, but one day you will be unraveled by someone: their look, their memory, their touch.

Kat Zhang on Pitchfork, describing Carly Rae Jepsen’s music but also the central hope/fear of hopeless romantics everywhere

“And what do all the great words come to in the end, but that? I love you — I am at rest with you — I have come home.”

Sayers, Dorothy. (1937). Busman’s Honeymoon.