“Don’t make the same mistakes that everyone else makes. Make wonderful mistakes. Make the kind of mistakes that make people so shocked that they have no other choice but to be a little impressed.”
— Jenny Lawson, Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
“But being is making; not only large things, a family, a book, a business; but the shape we give this afternoon, a conversation between friends, a meal.”
— Frank Bidart, from Whiskey River.
“But it is still better to be foolish from happiness than foolish from unhappiness; better to dance ponderously than to walk lamely.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything. They make you feel so alive that you’d follow them straight into hell, just to keep getting your fix.”
— Karen Marie Moning, Shadowfever