Category: aes

I live my life in widening circles that reach …

I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world.

‘Would you suggest writing as a career?’ one o…

‘Would you suggest writing as a career?’ one of the young students asked me.
‘Are you trying to be funny?’ I asked him.
‘No, no, I’m serious. Would you advise writing as a career?’
‘Writing chooses you, you don’t choose it.’

I leapt eagerly into books. The characters’ li…

I leapt eagerly into books. The characters’ lives were so much more interesting than the lonely heartbeat of my own.

This is how it works. Everything is connected….

This is how it works. Everything is connected. Every choice matters. Every person is vital, and valuable, and worthy of respect.

I feel too deeply and want too much.

I feel too deeply and want too much.

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bi…

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.

Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or …

Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at the stars because we are human.

…You might want someone else to save you, or y…

…You might want someone else to save you, or you might want to save someone so badly. But no one else can save you, not really…[But] yourself.

For just one second, look at your life and see…

For just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there’s nothing else. It’s here, and you’d better decide to enjoy it or you’re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and…

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.