That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.
—Deb Caletti, The Fortunes of Indigo Skye
“Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.”
— Marc Hack
It speaks for itself and needs no explanation.
My intentions are not the subject.
The object is the subject.
Not a word out of me is needed.
Be melting snow.
Wash yourself of yourself.
What the really great artists do is they’re entirely themselves. They’re entirely themselves, they’ve got their own vision, they have their own way of fracturing reality, and if it’s authentic and true, you will feel it in your nerve endings.
—David Foster Wallace, from ‘Infinite Jest: Reviews, Articles, and Miscellany’ interview, The Charlie Rose Show, PBS
We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive
—Thich Nhat Hanh