The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
The mind I love must have wild places.
Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become love. That is the mystery.
Risk! Risk anything! ... Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
When we begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
I am treating you as my friend, asking you to share my present minuses in the hope I can ask you to share my future pluses.
We can do whatever we wish to do provided our wish is strong enough. ... What do you want most to do? That's what I have to keep asking myself, in the face of difficulties.
We can do whatever we wish to do provided our wish is strong enough. What do you want most to do? That's what I have to keep asking myself, in the face of difficulties.
Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change in attitude.
I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.
Ah, what happiness it is to be with people who are all happy, to press hands, press cheeks, smile into eyes.
What I feel for you can’t be conveyed in phrasal combinations; It either screams out loud or stays painfully silent but I promise — it beats words. It beats worlds.
Isn't life,' she stammered, 'isn't life--' But what life was she couldn't explain. No matter. He quite understood. 'Isn't it, darling?' said Laurie.
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy, you can't build on it it's only good for wallowing in.
Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel.
This is not a letter but my arms around you for a brief moment.
Would you not like to try all sorts of lives - one is so very small - but that is the satisfaction of writing - one can impersonate so many people.