"I’m not used to being loved. I wouldn’t know what to do."
"I obviously do everything to be "hard to understand"
"When you feel perpetually unmotivated, you start questioning your existence in an unhealthy way; everything becomes a pseudo intellectual question you have no interest in responding whatsoever. This whole process becomes your very skin and it does not merely affect you; it actually defines you. So, you see yourself as a shadowy figure unworthy of developing interest, unworthy of wondering about the world - profoundly unworthy in every sense and deeply absent in your very presence."
"I’m almost never serious, and I’m always too serious.
too cold hearted.
I’m like a collection of paradoxes."
"I always feel guilty when I see or interact with my friends. I don’t even know why I have any much less why they’re still around."
"I’m just tired; I just want the world to be quiet for a bit."
"As human beings, our only sensible scale of values is one based on lessening the agony of existence."
"In general, people are not drawn to perfection in others. People are drawn to shared interests, shared problems, and an individual’s life energy. Humans connect with humans. Hiding one’s humanity and trying to project an image of perfection makes a person vague, slippery, lifeless, and uninteresting."
"Dostoevsky once wrote: ‘If God did not exist, everything would be permitted’; and that, for existentialism, is the starting point. Everything is indeed permitted if God does not exist, and man is in consequence forlorn, for he cannot find anything to depend upon either within or outside himself. He discovers forthwith, that he is without excuse. For if indeed existence precedes essence, one will never be able to explain one’s action by reference to a given and specific human nature; in other words, there is no determinism—man is free, man is freedom. Nor, on the other hand, if God does not exist, are we provided with any values or commands that could legitimise our behaviour. Thus we have neither behind us, nor before us in a luminous realm of values, any means of justification or excuse.—We are left alone, without excuse."
Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism Is a Humanism
"Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement."