Category: believeinyourself

To acquire the habit of reading is to construc…

To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.

There is no such thing on earth as an unintere…

There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.

And maybe what growing up really means is know…

And maybe what growing up really means is knowing that you don’t have to be just a character, going whichever way the story says. It’s knowing you could be the author instead.

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.

The French have a phrase for it. The bastards …

The French have a phrase for it. The bastards have a phrase for everything and they are always right. To say goodbye is to die a little.

Above all, be true to yourself, and if you can…

Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.

He decided then that he would love her forever…

He decided then that he would love her forever no matter what came to pass. It was not so much a matter of deciding as accepting the inevitability of it.

May I write words more naked than flesh, stron…

May I write words more naked than flesh,
stronger than bone, more resilient than
sinew, sensitive than nerve.

The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voic…

The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.

Be thankful you’re healthy. Be bitter you’re n…

Be thankful you’re healthy.
Be bitter you’re not going to stay that way.
Be glad you’re even alive.
Be furious you’re going to die.