the words, they whisper
“It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.”
— Lemony Snicket
I don’t care if it’s a sad good-bye or a bad good-bye, but when I leave a place I like to know I’m leaving it.
—J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
The soul is unmanifest; it is unthinkable; and it is spoken of as immutable. Therefore, knowing this as such, you should not grieve.
-From the Bhagavad Gita
I will be wild. I will be brutal. I will encircle you and conquer you. I will be more powerful than your boats and your swords and your blood lust. I will be inevitable.
—Iphigenia, from A Memory of Wind by Rachel Swirsky.
Everyone’s pretty much the same— we’re all just fucked up individuals.
So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.
—Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
If you are not the hero of your own story, then you’re missing the whole point of your humanity.
—― Steve Maraboli
Every word has consequences. Every silence, too.
An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.