Two girls by Tomioka Eisen, 1900s
"Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth."
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
Lost in Translation (2003) dir. Sofia Coppola
"Does it get easier?"
Traci Lords in John Waters’ Cry-Baby (1990)
"Her tragedy hadn’t made her more approachable, and in fact lent her the unknowable quality of a person who had suffered more than could be expressed."
— Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides (via truuuth