"Don’t fall in love with an artist unless you’re a blank canvas, because they will paint upon the dark spots and write in the empty spaces of you even without meaning to, because their hands are dirty with paint smears, and ink blots, and wishful thinking."
"One of the paradoxes of our time is that the War on Terror has served mainly to reinforce a collective belief that maintaining the right amount of fear and suspicion will earn one safety. Fear is promoted by the government as a kind of policy. Fear is accepted, even among the best-educated people in this country, even among the professors with whom I work, as a kind of intelligence. And inspiring fear in others is often seen as neighborly and kindly, instead of being regarded as what my cousin recognized it for - a violence."
Eula Bliss ‘Notes From No Man’s Land’
this is a book that needs to be read…