People Who Probably Know More Than Me

"I am grateful to have been loved and to be loved now and to be able to love, because that liberates. Love liberates. It doesn’t just hold - that’s ego. Love liberates. It doesn’t bind. Love says…”I love you. I love you if you’re in China. I love you if you’re across town. I love you if you’re in Harlem. I love you. I would like to be near you. I’d like to have your arms around me. I’d like to hear your voice in my ear. But that’s not possible now, so I love you. Go."

- Maya Angelou

Jan 9

"That’s the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen."

- Charles Bukowski, “Women”

Dec 30

"It is easy to be beautiful; it is difficult to appear so."

- Frank O’Hara, “Meditations in an Emergency”

Dec 30

"To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget."

- Arundhati Roy

Nov 26

"He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking."

- Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Nov 21

"Life is a shipwreck. But we can’t forget to sing in the lifeboats."

- Voltaire

Nov 21

"If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try."

- Seth Godin

Oct 5

"Do a loony-goony dance ‘Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain’t been there before."

- Shel Silverstein

Oct 5

"What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains."

- Tennessee Williams

Oct 5

"Well, my dear, take heart. Some day, I will kiss you and you will like it. But not now, so I beg you not to be too impatient."

- Margaret Mitchell, Gone With The Wind

Oct 5