"The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd; the longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are."
— Fernando Pessoa (via musiquevisuelle)
"Sure I was getting high. And naturally I was not denying myself the pleasure of female company. But none of this kept me from working. I always put first things first. On the other hand, smack didn’t decrease my productivity or stimulate my creativity. I doubt if anything outside of myself really helped or hurt my music. …I’ve never been one of those dudes who got so strung out or fucked up that he didn’t know where he was or what he was doing. Grass, booze, heroin—it didn’t matter. I never did more than get my buzz. Then back to work."
(Source: , via explore-blog)