“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”—Alan Watts
“It is true: we love life not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving.
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”—Friedrich Nietzche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
“Her lips touched his brain as they touched his lips, as though they were a vehicle of some vague speech and between them he felt an unknown and timid pressure, darker than the swoon of sin, softer than sound or odor.”—James Joyce