"Get this into your head: if violence were only a thing of the future, if exploitation and oppression never existed on earth, perhaps displays of nonviolence might relieve the conflict. But if the entire regime, even your nonviolent thoughts, is governed by a thousand-year old oppression, your passiveness serves no other purpose but to put you on the side of the oppressors."
- Jean Paul Sartre’s 1961 preface to Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth
"I want to be somewhere above you with all the candy in my hands. You smell like waffles and milk. I love and miss your body, and your twenty-minute kisses"
- A FAX sent to Kurt Cobain from Courtney Love (November 1991)
"Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence."