Hermann Hesse says:

hesseA wild longing for
strong emotions and sensations seethes in me,

a rage against this toneless, flat, normal and sterile life.

I have a mad impulse to smash something,
a warehouse, perhaps, or a cathedral, or myself,

to commit outrages,
to pull off the wigs
off a few revered idols…”  


Irène Némirovsky says:

Irène Némirovsky” It wasn’t just about the pleasure of the flesh.
No, it wasn’t that simple.
The flesh is easy to satisfy.
It’s the heart that is insatiable,
the heart that needs to love,
to despair,
to burn with any kind of fire…
That was what we wanted.
To burn, to be consumed,
to devour our days just as fire devours the forest.”