— Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Rubin, In an Uncertain World
“Life is a storm my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! Then the fates will know you as we know you.” - Alexandre Dumas
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“Each of us, face to face with other men, is clothed with some sort of dignity, but we know only too well all the unspeakable things that go on in the heart.”
— Luigi Pirandello
[fú shēng] Chinese calligraphy of characters ‘float’ and ‘life’.
In Taoism, life as we know is really an illusion; a sentimental journey.
— Sogyal Rinpoche (from The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying)
— Roald Dahl (via hanthelion)
— Marcus Aurelius
“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe the world to be a beautiful place.” - Kurt Vonnegut