"the things we love destroy us every time"
— george r.r. martin
"in this valley of dying stars
in this hollow valley
in this last of meeting places
— t.s. eliot
"i fell for you like autumn leaves"
— elie golding
"i’m never going to know you now
but i’m going to love you anyhow"
— elliott smith
"great moments in our life do not return"
— margaret gehrke
"when I went south into the mountains i was seeking a back of beyond. …with an inborn taste for the wild and romantic, i yearned for a strange land and a people that had the charm of originality. …i wanted to enjoy a free life in the open air, the thrill of exploring new ground, the joys of the chase, and the…game of matching my woodcraft against the forces of nature, with no help from servants or hired guides"
— horace kephart