“ I know of a cure for everything: salt water…in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea. ”
“ For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.
This is not your destruction.
This is your birth. ”
“ I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. ”
Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
“ Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it. ”
“ Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that’s a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect. ”
“ I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us. ”
Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed
“ What and how much had I lost by trying to do only what was expected of me instead of what I myself had wished to do? ”
Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
“ There are too many books I haven’t read, too many places I haven’t seen, too many memories I haven’t kept long enough ”
“It’s a lie. It’s a bunch of sad strangers photographed beautifully, and… all the glittering assholes who appreciate art say it’s beautiful ‘cause that’s what they wanna see. But the people in the photos are sad, and alone… But the pictures make the world seem beautiful, so… the exhibition is reassuring which makes it a lie, and everyone loves a big fat lie.” - Closer (2004)
“ They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. ”
Cat. Book. Tea. Blankets. Flannel. The perfect combination.
And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.”
Jane Austen, from Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics, 2003)
“ And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ”