Category: literature

“There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.”

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“I needed to hate someone and you’re the one I love the most, so it fell on you.”

“What I possess, seems far away to me, and what is gone becomes reality.”

“If you aren’t unhappy sometimes you don’t know how to be happy.”

“There is yet another world to be discovered – and more than one! Embark, philosophers!”

Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science

“Maybe there is a beast…maybe it’s only us.”

“Summer gathered in the weather, the wind had the proper touch, the breathing of the world was long and warm and slow. You had only to rise, lean from your window, and know that this indeed was the first real time of freedom and living, this was the first morning of summer.”

Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

“All my life, I’ve found it difficult to advocate for myself, to ask for what I want. I fear burdening people so much.”

“We’re all adults here—we all know the score. We know what they do to people like me and my mom, to paradoxical hybrids of arrogant narcissism and vulnerable naïveté. We know what happens to unreconstructed surrealist militants. Tortured. Marked for assassination. Imagine what awaits me out there.”

Mark Leyner, Gone with the Mind