Words of Wisdom

by marmaladescreams

Out, out yearnings of mine, let not respect bind you. It flatters pity not to be able to hide. Let your lips bear witness to the blaze in your heart. No one will believe the fire if the smoke sends no signals. He who cares for his well-being keeps not his feelings silent. My grief is greater than I, and that being so, it will be easier for it to defeat me than for me to command it. Consideration does not suffice to prevent the cry. He is not a brave prisoner who dares not break down his jail.

– The Devil’s Backbone (2001)