"Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn."
"You are worthy of love and respect. You are beautiful, gifted, and intelligent. Don’t let the storm make you forget that."
"However great a man’s natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once."
"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed."
"How many faces, how many bodies can you recognize, with your eyes closed, only by touching them ? Have you ever closed your eyes and acted unconsciously ? Or loved someone so blindly, you could almost feel their energy in a dark room and be moved by the powerful touch of their ideas ?"
"In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves. Self-discipline with all of them came first."
Harry S. Truman
So thankful for this space.
"I will only let you touch me,
if your hands are so full of intention,
that every brush of your palms feels
like you writing a novel on my skin."
"I always think of you before I fall asleep. The words you said, the way you looked. The things we laughed about, the silent moments we shared. And when I dream, I’ll dream of you. Because it’s about you, it’s always about you."
"There’s no quick fix for grief. No shortcuts, no easy answer, no way to erase it. Only time can do that, and even then, just barely."
Do you know why it is that every time something beautiful happens you are shocked by the weight of it? Do you know how it manages to stun you so thoroughly that you’re incapable of grasping at its edges by the time you recover? I do. This phenomena is caused by a deeply rooted apathy towards moments and their power. In the light of beauty we glimpse it, in the shadow of beauty we grieve for it, but, for some unbelievably remarkable reason, we become numb to the beauty and the moment and the power once it has passed. Reclaim your moments, people—and do so with passion.