“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
If you wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.
“You will never look like the girl in the magazine. The girl in the magazine doesn’t even look like the girl in the magazine.”
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
“But some secrets are too delicious not to share.” ― Suzanne Collins
“Here they learned to Wait. To Watch. To think thoughts and not voice them.” — Arundhati Roy
“One must be a sea, to receive a polluted stream without becoming impure.”
“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
“We can regard our life as a uselessly disturbing episode in the blissful repose of nothingness.”
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” ― Dr Seuss
“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” —Gabriel García Márquez
“Sometimes I think it is a great mistake to have matter that can think and feel. It complains so. By the same token, though, I suppose that boulders and mountains and moons could be accused of being a little too phlegmatic.”
"The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress." — Frederick Douglass
“Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.”
With cities, it is as with dreams: everything imaginable can be dreamed, but even the most unexpected dream is a rebus that conceals a desire or, its reverse, a fear.
“Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.”