I luxuriate more in a whole day alone; a day of easy natural poses; slipping tranquilly off into the deep water of my own thoughts, navigating the underworld.
Diary Entry, 18 June 1926. (via fleurstains
I don’t think anything is ever really escaped, but it is perpetually being overcome.
The most important things are the hardest to say because words diminish them.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you figure out why.
Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.
Be not simply good, be good for something.
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
There’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.
Mitch Albom, For One More Day
I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.
Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.
Anyone can love a rose, but it takes a lot to love a leaf. It’s ordinary to love the beautiful, but it’s beautiful to love the ordinary.
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed is you.
One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.
The world is 3 days: As for yesterday, it has vanished along with all that was in it. As for tomorrow, you may never see it. As for today, it is yours, so work on it.