I don’t suppose I really know you very well - but I know you smell like the delicious damp grass that grows near old walls and that your hands are beautiful opening out of your sleeves and that the back of your head is a mossy sheltered cave when there is trouble in the wind and that my cheek just fits the depression in your shoulder.
There is no indignity in being afraid to die, but there is a terrible shame in being afraid to live
The highest form of ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about.
It is never too late to be what we might have been.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
Those who do not complain are never pitied.
How do you go on when, in your heart, you begin to understand there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep.
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King
If you don’t have passion for something, you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.
You have a heart of gold and I am kneeling in your bloodstream panning for the only thing that has ever felt like home.
I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.
Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life.
I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.