“Love is ..a quest + sex is the hope, is the initiation, the way by which love can transcend itself. ..Sex is not just ..gymnastics” – source: Alterities – CATHERINE BREILLAT

“I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved” – I shall no longer pay any attention to politics or arguments about global warming. This is not indifference but detachment — I still care deeply about the Middle East, about global warming, about growing inequality, but these are no longer my business; they belong to the future.

– OLIVER SACKS on his terminal cancer