"I love those morning hours of inactivity, which are like a beautiful sculpture-lined bridge across which I stroll from night into day, from dream into reality. During those hours, how I long for a miracle! A small miracle, an unexpected encounter which would convince me that my nocturnal dreams do not end with the dawn, and that there is no chasm between adventures of sleep and adventures of the waking day."
— from The Farewell Party
"Making love with a woman and sleeping with a woman are two separate passions, not merely different but opposite. Love does not make itself felt in the desire for copulation (a desire that extends to an infinite number of women) but in the desire for shared sleep (a desire limited to one woman)."
— Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being (via oxmajik)
(Source: kabinessence, via consistentcontradiction)
"And that was the worst of it: not being able to yell. Being incapable of yelling in the midst of a nightmare."
— Identity (via scarletscorpion)