"The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live."
- Auguste Rodin (via
"But I don’t want comfort.
Brave New World
"I am a graveyard the moon abhors."
- Charles Baudelaire, from
Flowers Of Evil
"I am in a mixed mood, flying before the fury of my own devils."
- Virginia Woolf (via
"Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient."
- Steve Maraboli (via
"That living is a dying, and dying a changed living …"
© Clark Emery
, ‘World of Dylan Thomas’, pg. 15 (University of Miami Publications, 1962)
"What you seek you shall never find.
For when the Gods made man,
They kept immortality to themselves.
Fill your belly.
Day and night make merry.
Let Days be full of joy.
Love the child who holds your hand.
Let your wife delight in your embrace.
For these alone are the concerns of man."
- The Epic of Gilgamesh, Sumerian, 1800 BCE (via
"All is imaginary – family, office, friends, the street, all imaginary, far away or close at hand, the woman; the truth that lies closest, however, is only this, that you are beating your head against the wall of a windowless and doorless cell."
- Franz Kafka (via
"Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of true happiness and well-being."
- Jean-Yves Leloup (via
"With each experience we grow and become more aware of the inner beauty that lies within us. Ultimately we are truly our own leader. We lead the connection and flow of life that is our inheritance."
- Rabbi Yossi (via