"I hate solitude, but I’m afraid of intimacy. The substance of my life is a private conversation with myself which to turn into a dialogue would be equivalent to self-destruction. The company which I need is the company which a pub or a cafe will provide. I have never wanted a communion of souls. It’s already hard enough to tell the truth to oneself."
- Iris Murdoch (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: misswallflower, via thatkindofwoman)
"The truth is, I pretend to be a cynic, but I am really a dreamer who is terrified of wanting something she may never get."
- Joanna Hoffman (via psych-facts)