It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before… to test your limits… to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Topics: Growth, Action, Self-Discovery, Discovery, Courage, Risk
It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
Topics: Self-Discovery, Life
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish it’s source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.
Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should reserve it.
the personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.
Do not seek the because – in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
we travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.
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