" You’re so calm and quiet, you never say. But there are things inside you. I see them sometimes, hiding in your eyes. "
by Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring
" The most important things are the hardest to say because words diminish them. "
by Stephen King
" The heaviest of burdens crushes us, we sink beneath it, it pins us to the ground. But in love poetry of every age, the woman longs to be weighed down by the man’s body.The heaviest of burdens is therefore simultaneously an image of life’s most intense fulfillment. The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. Conversely, the absolute absence of burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only half real, his movements as free as they are insignificant. What then shall we choose? Weight or lightness? "
by Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
" All great and precious things are lonely. "
by John Steinbeck, East of Eden
" All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. "
by T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom
" Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. "
by Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness
" You have within you more love than you could ever understand. "
by Rumi
" Before I die, I want to be somebody’s favorite hiding place, the place they can put everything they know they need to survive, every secret, every solitude, every nervous prayer, and be absolutely certain I will keep it safe. I will keep it safe. "
by Andrea Gibson, Bone Burying
" Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away. "
by Sarah Kay
" For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you. "
by Neil deGrasse Tyson
" Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. "
by Herman Hesse, Siddhartha
" Fall in love when you are ready, not when you’re lonely. "
by Simon Nessman
" A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. "
by William G.T. Shedd
" Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle. "
by Paulo Coelho, Brida