“I want to belong to you, like a name. I want to be a thing people have to know to know you.” —Jesse Hajicek (via sitbackandream)
“In the 1840s, when Marie Taglioni went on pointe for a few seconds in La Sylphide, her momentary weightlessness became an icon of the transcendent power of ballet. A pair of her shoes sold for 200 rubles and was cooked and eaten by her admirers.” —Suzanne Fischer, “Ballet Shoes and Ballerinas as Technology: A History En Pointe,” The Atlantic.
“God is in your typewriter.” —A Catholic priest to Anne Sexton; this inspired the title of her eighth collection of poetry, The Awful Rowing Toward God.