A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life experience. The human mind once stretched by a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering— and it’s all over much too soon.
Since these early days, I have seen and have experienced many types of discrimination and all of them were rooted in the fear of people that were different than the majority.
It is the peculiar and perpetual error of the human understanding to be more moved and excited by affirmatives than negatives.
We can regard our life as a uselessly disturbing episode in the blissful repose of nothingness.
I think we all mistake certain things for happiness. I think we mistake comfort for happiness and we mistake pleasure for happiness, and entertainment for happiness, when really these are just things we use as proxies for our happiness. We use them to cheer us up or try and achieve brief happiness, when really happiness is something much more profound and long lasting and exists within us.
Let me tell you a secret about storytelling. Both Cinderella and Snow White were lacking something. If the princesses had everything at the beginning, then there would be no story to tell. So any girl who’s imperfect or incomplete can become the main character
It’s a bit simplistic since the quote comes from a shoujo anime but it gets the point across so I think it’s worth remembering.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken – Oscar Wilde
What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. – Nelson Mandela