Put all your friends in [your art], everybody you loved, so one day they will find you and know that you were all here together. -Camille Billops to bell hooks
Faith is not a question of the existence or non-existence of God. It is believing that love without reward is valuable.
∆ Levinas, interviewed in 1986
Our egos, [Freud] wrote, are made up of all the leftover traces of our abandoned relationships. Each broken relationship leaves its stamp on us, and our identity is a result of the building up over time of these residues. It's less 'You are what you eat' than 'You are what you've loved.'
∆ Leader, D., 2008. The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression. London: Penguin Books. p. 55.