I began to draw an invisible boundary between myself and other people. No matter who I was dealing with. I maintained a set distance, carefully monitoring the personโ€™s attitude so that they wouldnโ€™t get any closer. I didnโ€™t easily swallow what other people told me. My only passions were books and music.

Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheartย 

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I want to make something completely new. I want to work so hard that everything of me burns away, like the chemical in the match. Which leaves what really is me, or what I think is me. I just want to achieve my own vibe. And itโ€™s nothing arty, nothing lofty, itโ€™s just fucking different, and I want to leave this world behind a little so that maybe Iโ€™ll see that itโ€™s bigger and I havenโ€™t left it at all.

Jeff Buckleyย 

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