Life is too short to build bridges to nowhere.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can’t find intimacy – you can’t find home – when you’re always hiding behind masks. Intimacy requires a certain level of vulnerability. It requires a certain level of exposing your fragmented, contradictory self to someone else.
That country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay. That country composed in the main of cellars, sub-cellars, coal-bins, closets, attics, and pantries faced away from the sun. That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain.
Eating a peach is like eating a newborn baby’s head.
In that it’s all soft and fuzzy.
Not that peaches taste like babies.
I don’t eat babies.
Or peaches, actually.
Because they remind me of eating babies.
Vicious circle, really.
Jenny Lawson (Furiously Happy)
Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!
Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.
Neil Gaiman (The Sandman)