Category: emotions

I have found out that there ain’t no surer way…

I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.

I believed you to be a quiet, reasonable perso…

I believed you to be a quiet, reasonable person, and now you suddenly seem intent on flaunting bizarre moods.

I know you’ll think this is crazy, but all I w…

I know you’ll think this is crazy, but all I want to do is hold you, and I think that if you’ll let me do that just for a few seconds, I can walk away, and never speak to you again.

To be of great wit and conversational powers, …

To be of great wit and conversational powers, and simultaneously strong and serious and silent. To be generous and open and self-sacrificing, yet to be somewhat mysterious and sensitive and even a little bitter with melancholy. To be both light and dark. To harmonize this, to melt all this down into a single man – ah, there was something to be done.

We worship perfection because we can’t have it…

We worship perfection because we can’t have it; if we had it, we would reject it. Perfection is inhuman, because humanity is imperfect.

Maybe I still haven’t become me. I don’t know …

Maybe I still haven’t become me. I don’t know how you tell for sure when you finally have.

People will leave you, but that doesn’t mean i…

People will leave you, but that doesn’t mean it is your fault.

Maybe this is who I really am. Not a loner, ex…

Maybe this is who I really am.
Not a loner, exactly.
But someone who can be alone.

I can get my head turned by a good-looking [so…

I can get my head turned by a good-looking [someone] as much as the next [person]. But sexy doesn’t impress me. Smart impresses me, strength of character impresses me. But most of all, I am impressed by kindness. Kindness, I think, comes from learning hard lessons well, from falling and picking yourself up. It comes from surviving failure and loss. It implies an understanding of the human condition, forgives its many flaws and quirks. When I see that in someone, it fills me with admiration.

Once you had put the pieces back together, eve…

Once you had put the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you were never quite the same as you’d been before the fall.