"You swam in a river of chance and coincidence. You clung to the happiest accidents—the rest you let float by."
"Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes,’ otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life."
"Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood."
"There is a sacredness in tears….They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love."
"And the rest is rust and stardust."
"The best portion of a good man’s life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love."
"It was not the feeling of completeness I so needed, but the feeling of not being empty."
Jonathan Safran Foer
"Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion."
"When you set sail for Ithaca,
wish for the road to be long,
full of adventures, full of knowledge."
"One day I was counting the cats and I absent-mindedly counted myself."
Bobbie Ann Mason