Albert Schweitzer // "You must not expect anything from others. It's you, of yourself, of whom you must ask a lot. Only from oneself has one the right to ask everything and anything. This way it's up to you, your own choices. What you get from others remains...a gift."
Dalai Lama // "We must look inside."
Benicio Del Toro // "Let's say...you have a cup of coffee, you pour the milk and you put the sugar...but it don't mean nothing unless you stir it."
Philip Roth // "Other people's weakness can destroy you just as much as their strength can. Weak people are not harmless. Their weakness can be their strength."
Zadie Smith // "And then you begin to give up the very idea of belonging. Suddenly this thing, this belonging, it seems like some long, dirty lie...and I begin to believe that birthplaces are accidents, that everything is an accident. But if you believe that, where do you go? What do you do? What does anything matter? ...The land of accidents sounded like paradise to her. Sounded like freedom."
Kim Gordon // "People pay to see others believe in themselves."
Aldous Huxley // "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
Nelson Mandela // "It always seems impossible until it’s done."
Tom Waits (reading Charles Bukowski) // "Your life is your life. Don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission. Be on the watch. There are ways out. There is light somewhere. It may not be much light but it beats the darkness. Be on the watch. The gods will offer you chances. Know them. Take them. You can’t beat death but you can beat death in life, sometimes. And the more often you learn to do it, the more light there will be. Your life is your life. Know it while you have it. You are marvelous. The gods wait to delight in you."