“Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough.”
“You could rattle the stars,” she whispered. “You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”
— Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass
“Someone once told me a story about long term relationships. To think of them as a continent to explore. I could spend a lifetime backpacking through Africa, and I would still never know all there is to know about that continent. To stay the course, to stay intentional, to stay curious and connected – that’s the heart of it. But it’s so easy to lose track of the trail, to get tired, to want to give up, or to want a new adventure. It can be so easy to lose sight of the goodness and mystery within the person sitting right in front of you.”
— Joy Williams
“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
“I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.“
— Maya Angelou
– all of this, calm and reasonable as it was, made out of ordinary things as it was, was the truth now; beauty, was the truth now.
Beauty was everywhere.
— Virginia Woolf, from Mrs. Dalloway