"In any man who dies, there dies with him his first snow and kiss and fight. Not just people die, but worlds die in them."
-General Tso, (died 1885)
"And a softness came from the starlight and filled me full to the bone."
She's Thunderstorms by Katarina Ribnikar
"She exhausts, she kills, and this only makes her more beautiful."
-Alfred de Musset, La Coupe et les lèvres
Two Riders by a Lake, 1861, Biblioteque Nationale de France Edgar Degas
"If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life."