"Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears."
“Our life is full of empty space.”
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."
EDGAR ALLAN POE
"We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.”
“You must write every single day of your life ... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads ... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
"My work is complete: a work which neither Jove's anger nor fire nor sword shall destroy, nor yet the gnawing tooth of time. That day which has power over nothing but my body may, when it pleases, put an end to my uncertain span of years. Yet with my better part I shall soar, undying, far above the stars, and my name will be unperishable. Wherever roman power extends over the lands Rome has subdued, people will read my verse. If there be any truth in poets' prophecies, I shall live to all eternity, immortalized by fame."