"A meaningful silence is always better than meaningless talks."
"Don’t allow your wounds to transform you into someone you’re not."
- Paulo Coelho (
"We fear disturbance, change, fear to bring to light and talk about what is painful. Suffering often feels like failure, but it is actually the door into growth."
- May Sarton (Unitarian Universalist, novelist, poet, essayist, diarist)
Journal of a Solitude
"I was always attracted not by some quantifiable, external beauty, but by something deep down, something absolute. Just as some people have a secret love for rainstorms, earthquakes, or blackouts, I liked that certain undefinable something."
- Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun (via
"If I had not destroyed myself completely, I should not have been able to rebuild and shape myself again."
- Abba Alonius,
Sayings of the Desert Fathers
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
- Frederick Douglass
"For most people love is simply desire masquerading under another name."
- Gnostic Teachings (via
"Capitalism will inevitably find itself face to face with a starving multitude of unemployed workers demanding either food or the destruction of the social order that has starved them."
- Helen Keller,
What is the IWW?
"Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens."
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón,
The Shadow of the Wind