“ I want to be like water. I want to slip through fingers, but hold up a ship. ”
“ There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy. ”
“ If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way. ”
“ We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed. ”
“ Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul. ”
“ As for you, my galvanized friend, you want a heart. You don’t know how lucky you are not to have one. Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable. ”
The Wizard of Oz
“ I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. ”
“ Sympathy is to understand what someone feels. Empathy is to project your imagination so that you actually feel what the other person is feeling. You put yourself in the other person’s place. ”
“ Adults and children read books in different ways. Grownups read for entertainment whereas youngsters read to learn about life. ”
Adeline Yeh Mah
“ People aren’t either wicked or noble. They’re like chef’s salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict. ”
“ Some books are so familiar that reading them is like returning home again. ”
“ Nobody thinks or feels or cares any more; nobody gets excited or believes in anything except their own comfortable little God damn mediocrity. ”
Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road
“ Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin - find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less. ”
Maya Angelou, you will be missed. (via wmilam
“ A cultivated woman - a woman of intelligence and breeding, can enrich a man’s life - immeasurably! I have those things to offer, and this doesn’t take them away. Physical beauty is passing. a transitory possession. But beauty of the mind and richness of the spirit and tenderness of the heart - and I have all those things - aren’t taken away, but grow! Increase with the years! How strange that I should be called a destitute woman! When I have all these treasures locked in my heart. ”
A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams
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