I'm sad because my sadness is not sadness.0
The only obsession everyone wants: 'love.' People think that in falling in love they make themselves whole? The Platonic union of souls? I think otherwise. I think you're whole before you begin. And the love fractures you. You're whole, and then you're cracked open.0
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring.
Renewed shall be blade that was broken
The crownless again shall be king.
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.Profound0
We learn more by remembering than forgetting.Memory0
You only get healing by remembering.
Forgetting is just suppression.
Many species lack the ability to defy their own animal instincts and allow their intellect to prevail.Intelligence0
I know that the future is scary at times. But there's just no escaping it.Future0
I’d spent my entire life overdosing on uncut escapism, willingly allowing fantasy to become my reality.Imagination0
If there were other civilizations out there, why would they ever want to make contact with humanity? If this was how we treated each other, how much kindness could we possibly show to some race of bug-eyed beings from beyond?Humanity0
Now whenever I watched a Star Wars film, I found myself wondering how the Empire had the technology to make long-distance holographic phone calls between planets light-years apart, and yet no one had figured out how to make a remote-controlled TIE Fighter or X-Wing yet.0
That’s how you know you’ve mastered a videogame - when a bunch of butt-hurt crybabies start to accuse you of cheating in an effort to cope with the beatdown they’ve just suffered at your hands.Video games0
That was when I realized, as terrifying and painful as reality can be, it’s also the only place where you can find true happiness. Because reality is real.Reality0
I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent meal.Food, Reality0
For a bunch of hairless apes, we've actually managed to invent some pretty incredible things.Progress0
People who live in glass houses should shut the fuck up.0
No one in the world gets what they want and that is beautiful.Satisfaction0
Whenever I saw the sun, I reminded myself that I was looking at a star. One of over a hundred billion in our galaxy. A galaxy that was just one of billions of other galaxies in the observable universe. This helped me keep things in perspective.0
You'd be amazed how much research you can get done when you have no life whatsoever.0
Being human totally sucks most of the time. Videogames are the only thing that make life bearable.Video games0
'You’re evil, you know that?' I said.
She grinned and shook her head. 'Chaotic Neutral, sugar.'
One person can keep a secret, but not two.Blasphemy0
You're probably wondering what's going to happen to you. That's easy. The same thing is going to happen to you that has happened to every other human being who has ever lived. You're going to die. We all die. That's just how it is.0
If you don't want to sink, you better figure out how to swim.Motivation0
Life is a drama full of tragedy and comedy. You should learn to enjoy the comic episodes a little more.Life0
Most important thing in life is learning how to fall.Failures, New Beginning0
When people kill themselves, they think they're ending the pain, but all they're doing is passing it on to those they leave behind.Suicide0
We all know, of course, what to make of our newspapers. The deaf man writes down what the blind man has told him, the village idiot edits it, and their colleagues in the other press houses copy it.Zeitungen0
To begin with I thought we were driving around in circles until I realised that Herr Starbuck owned dozens of coffee houses.0
What irritates me most of all about these morning people is their horribly good temper, as if they have been up for three hours and already conquered France.0
"It was just one of those things," I said, "You know, that just happens. You don't think or plan. You just do it."0
Small is the number of them that see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.Heart, Self-Deception, Self-Confidence, Seeing0
One should never underestimate the power of books.Books0
Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author's words reverberating in your head.Reading0
When a person is lucky enough to live inside a story, to live inside an imaginary world, the pains of this world disappear. For as long as the story goes on, reality no longer exists.Imagination0
Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.0
Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable.Love0
The sky had never seemed so sky; the world had never seemed so world.World, Sky0
'Because,' she said, 'when you're scared but you still do it anyway, that's brave.'Fear, Courage0
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.Fairytales0
People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.0
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.0
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.0
We accept the love we think we deserve.0
Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable.0
The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.Books, Imagination, Reading, Children's Books0
So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.Books, Comforting, Reading, Children's Books0