Words from others:

“Whatever I found to be good I would preserve, and transform what was not.”
-Patti Smith, M Train

“No one, (Freud) announced, lives in the real world. We occupy a space of our own creation—a collage compounded of bits and pieces of actuality arranged into a design determined by our internal perceptions, our hopes, our fears, our memories, and our anticipations.”
-John Dewey, Art As Experience

“The past is carried into the present so as to expand and deepen the content of the latter.”
-John Dewey, Art As Experience

“Loneliness is a longing not just for acceptance but also for integration. It arises out of an understanding, however deeply buried or defended against, that the self has been broken into fragments, some of which are missing, cast out into the world. But how do you put the broken pieces back together? Isn’t that where art comes in…and in particular the art of collage, the repetitive task, day by day and year by year, of soldering torn or sundered images together?”
-Olivia Laing, The Lonely City

“I was thinking a lot about glue, how it functions as a material. Glue is powerful. It holds fragile structures together and stops things getting lost.” 
-Olivia Laing, The Lonely City

“To be able to grasp something of value, sometimes you have to perform seemingly inefficient acts. But even activities that appear fruitless don’t necessarily end up so.”
 -Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

“Everyone is magic”, the Trash Heap Oracle tells Gobo, “The silly creatures are sometimes just too silly to remember that...You go to him and you say this ‘You cannot leave the magic’.”
-Fraggle Rock

“We lie together in a photograph of time.”
-Antony and the Johnsons 

“The idea that you carry the seeds of your own destruction around with you, always, and that they can erupt at any time, is…scary. Because there is no defense against it; there is no escape from it.”
-David Cronenberg

“The monument does not say that this or that man walked here. No, that what he felt in one time in one spot continues.”
-Anne Rice, Interview With The Vampire

“And all things are forgiven…it would be strange not to forgive.”
-Anton Chekov 

“Everything dies baby that's a fact
 But maybe everything that dies someday comes back.”
-Bruce Springsteen, Atlantic City

“Although I won’t be seeing you, I always pray for the best for you.”
-Moth story

“Patience and Faith”
-Tattoo on someone’s hand

“You didn’t do it right, but I like it anyway.”
-A young student

“Memory will rust and erode into lists
Of all that you gave me”
-John K. Samson