"The only thing in this world is music - music and books and one or two pictures. I am going to found a colony where there shall be no marrying - unless you happen to fall in love with a symphony of Beethoven - no human elements at all, except what comes through Art - nothing but ideal peace and endless meditation. This world of human beings grows too complicated, my only wonder is that we don’t fill more madhouses: the insane view of life has much to be said for it - perhaps the sane one after all: and we, the sad sober respectable citizens really rave every moment of our lives and deserve to be shut up perpetually. My spring melancholy is developing in these hot days into summer madness."
from a letter from Virginia Stephen to Emma Vaughan, 23rd April 1901
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Those looks. The way Sherlock is watching John as he’s buttoning up his jacket. He’s not looking at his own reflection, he’s looking at John. And then John’s eyes flick over to him. That’s a pretty intense look, boys.
Conclusion - inevitable. Unless…
I’m a consulting detective. Only one in the world, I invented the job.
I’m giving her the days.
"And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can’t ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one. You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it’s already happened."
Douglas Coupland, Life After God
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"My eyes were glued on life and they were full of tears."
Jack Kerouac; “[One Sunday Afternoon in July],” from Atop an Underwood
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“My mind,” he said, “rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession,—or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world.”
All John’s “Sherlocks”. I hope I didn’t forget any. Thanks to arianedevere for the transcripts.
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"You tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more, tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake…You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that."
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