“Instead of singing in the shower, I would write out the lyrics of my favorite songs, the ink would turn the water blue or red or green, and the music would run down my legs.”—Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)
“I must learn to love the fool in me the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries.”—Theodore Isaac Rubin
“It seemed an advantage to be traveling alone. Our responses to the world are crucially moulded by the company we keep, for we temper our curiosity to fit in with the expectations of others…Being closely observed by a companion can also inhibit our observation of others; then, too, we may become caught up in adjusting ourselves to the companion’s questions and remarks, or feel the need to make ourselves seem more normal than is good for our curiosity.”—Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel
“In your whole life, nobody has ever abused you more than you have abused yourself and the limit of your self abuse is exactly the limit of abuse that you will tolerate from someone else.”—Excerpt from The Four Agreements…a book my Uncle Brian shared with me several years back.
“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.”—Lady Gaga