"Pure love for another person, and what people call romantic love, are two different things. Pure love doesn’t manipulate the relationship to one’s advantage, but romantic love is different. Romantic love contains other elements—the desire to be loved by the other person, for instance. If purely loving another was enough, you wouldn’t suffer because of unrequited love. As long as the other person was happy, there wouldn’t be any need to suffer because you weren’t being loved in return. What makes people suffer is the desire to be loved by another person. So I decided that romantic love and pure love for a person are not the same. And that by following this you could lessen the pain of unrequited love." — Haruki Murakami

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Nobuyoshi Araki, Polaroid, Japan, 1980

Buster Keaton’s “The Frozen North” (1922)
"Kafka is a ‘writer of absence’, describing a world that remains religious in its structure but in which the central place belonging to God is empty." — less than nothing - S. Zizek

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Oh No! by Marina And The Diamonds
"You gotta keep the step. You gotta limber up. You gotta loosen what you bolted down. You gotta use all you got. We know you’re tired, tired and scared. Happens to everyone, okay? Just don’t let your feet stop." — Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

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Clamp — Tokyo Babylon