― Lauren Oliver, Requiem
“You must carry a chaos inside you to give birth to a dancing star.”
“As if this great outburst of anger had purged all my ills, killed all my hopes, I looked up at the mass of signs and stars in the night sky and laid myself open for the first time to the benign indifference of the world– and finding it so much like myself, in fact so fraternal, I realized that I’d been happy, and that I was still happy.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger
― Daniel Xiao Wang, Lucid Nightmares
For many centuries, suicides were treated like criminals by the society.
That is part of the terrible legacy that has come down
into society’s method of handling suicide recovery.
Now we have to fight off the demons that have been
hanging around suicide for centuries.
– Judy Collins
“if the teenage kids want to carouse, that’s where they do it. They make bonfires, and drink too much and smoke dope, and grope around in one another’s clothing as if they’ve just invented it, and smash their parents cars up on the way back to town.”
― Margaret Atwood
― Kurt Vonnegut, Welcome to the Monkey House
Don’t sell your soul to buy peanuts for the monkeys.
– Dorothy Salisbury Davis
― Robert M. Sapolsky
The Big Baboon is found upon
The plains of Cariboo:
He goes about with nothing on
(A shocking thing to do).
But if he dressed up respectably
And let his whiskers grow,
How like this Big Baboon would be
To Mister So-and-so!
“Your weaknesses are the key to the unimaginable bigger future that God has envisioned for you. Your strengths are probably already bearing all the fruit they can. They will continue to bear those good fruits in your life, but at some point they will begin to plateau. Your richer, more abundant future is intimately linked to your weaknesses.”
― Matthew Kelly
“Lies are a little fortress; inside them you can feel safe and powerful. Through your little fortress of lies you try to run your life and manipulate others. But the fortress needs walls, so you build some. These are the justifications for your lies. You know, like you are doing this to protect someone you love, to keep them from feeling pain. Whatever works, just so you feel okay about the lies.”
― Wm. Paul Young, The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
― Mehmet Murat ildan
“For many, negative thinking is a habit, which over time, becomes an addiction… A lot of people suffer from this disease because negative thinking is addictive to each of the Big Three — the mind, the body, and the emotions. If one doesn’t get you, the others are waiting in the wings.”
It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
– Marlene Dietrich
RUMI, The Book of Love
Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosaic, labourious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill. ~Henry Louis Mencken