Posted 1 hour ago
I do know that the slickest way to lie is to tell the right amount of truth—then shut up.
Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
Posted 3 hours ago
I know what you are learning to endure. There is nothing to be done. Make sure nothing is wasted. Take notes. Remember it all, every insult, every tear. Tattoo it on the inside of your mind. In life, knowledge of poisons is essential. I’ve told you, nobody becomes an artist unless they have to.
Janet Fitch, White Oleander
Posted 5 hours ago
The only dream worth having is to dream that you will live while you are alive, and die only when you are dead. To love, to be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of the life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.
Arundhati Roy
Posted 7 hours ago
That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake
Posted 9 hours ago
Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
Iris Murdoch, Existentialists and Mystics Writings on Philosophy and Literature
Posted 11 hours ago
Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful…
José N. Harris, MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love
Posted 14 hours ago
Perhaps, some day, humanity can start afresh, a new world, a tabula rasa, a world with a mind without prior experiences. No memories and no pain. A day when the ones with abundance do not look down at the poor and the needy, a day when we learn to care for the victims, the fallen souls of civilization and advancement, a day when the world will be pure. When all of humanity becomes a clean sheet of parchment, without knowledge and prejudice, simple, hungry for knowing, tasting, and feeling; hungry for life and ready to absorb the ink of experience.
Henry Martin, Escaping Barcelona
Posted 16 hours ago
Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more.
Robin Hobb, Fool’s Fate
Posted 18 hours ago

“I’ll come back to get you, too, okay?”

"Why?" he snapped.

"Because," she said with a gasp, unable to fathom the source of his question, or his tone. "Because I love you, that’s why.”

Kelly Creagh, Nevermore
Posted 22 hours ago
One only dies once, and if one does not die well, a good opportunity is lost and will not present itself again.
José Rizal
Posted 1 day ago
Any idiot can face a crisis; it’s this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekhov
Posted 1 day ago
Perhaps only in a world of the blind will things be what they truly are.
José Saramago, Blindness
Posted 1 day ago
The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Posted 1 day ago
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Elinor Glyn
Posted 1 day ago
Only one thing abides: an infinite beauty that passes from form to form, eternally changed and revealed afresh.
Georg Büchner