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There is only one valuable thing in art: the t…

There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.

Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Y…

Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying yes begins things. Saying yes is how things grow. Saying yes leads to knowledge. Yes is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say yes.

The more you know yourself, the more patience …

The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.

And if you care, don’t let them know. Don’t gi…

And if you care, don’t let them know. Don’t give yourself away.

Someone should take this girl in his arms and …

Someone should take this girl in his arms and hold her tight, I thought. Probably someone other than me. Someone qualified to give her something.

Only two things can reveal life’s great secret…

Only two things can reveal life’s great secrets: suffering and love.

The primary purpose of education is not to tea…

The primary purpose of education is not to teach you to earn your bread, but to make every mouthful sweeter.

The sunrise, of course, doesn’t care if we wat…

The sunrise, of course, doesn’t care if we watch it or not. It will keep on being beautiful, even if no one bothers to look at it.

Nobody loved her and she wouldn’t have liked i…

Nobody loved her and she wouldn’t have liked it if they had, for she considered love a serious disability.

Because I was right. For the two of us, home i…

Because I was right. For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It’s a person. And we’re finally home.