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“Il n’y a pas d’odeur plus malsaine que celle de l’absence, parce que l’on sent tout, sauf le parfum désiré.”

“Nothing’s worse than saying goodbye. It’s a little like dying.”

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Eugène Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People, 1830

“Restricted as she was from speaking, she wanted him to kiss her. She wanted him to drag her hand across and pull her over. It didn’t matter where. Her mouth, her neck, her cheek. Her skin was empty for it, waiting.”

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Marc Chagall, The Birthday (1915) / Vampire Weekend, Taxi Cab (2010)

“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.”

Ernest Hemingway

Penguin English Library Classics

Guichets du Louvre
Paris circa 1955
Edith Gérin
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