Category: literature

I live my life in widening circles that reach …

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

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.

…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.

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

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

The one thing I hate to do is go to bed when I…

The one thing I hate to do is go to bed when I’m not even tired.

We don’t know who we are until we see what we …

We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do.

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.