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    “Love is like breathing. You take it in and let it out.”
    #love
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    “Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.”
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    “I am not a smart man, particularly, but one day, at long last, I stumbled from the dark woods of my own, and my family's, and my country's past, holding in my hands these truths: that love grows from the rich loam of forgiveness; that mongrels make good dogs; that the evidence of God exists in the roundness of things. This much, at least, I've figured out. I know this much is true.”
    #inspirational
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    “I think... the secret is to just settle for the shape of your life takes...Instead of you know, always waiting and wishing for what
    might
    make you happy.”
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    “But what are our stories if not the mirrors we hold up to our fears?”
    #stories
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    “I know it's a crock of shit. I ain't offering you happily-ever-after. I'm offering you... happily-maybe-sometimes-ever-after. Sort of. You know, with warts and shit." -Thayer”
    #come#lamb#she s#undone#wally
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    “I cried because I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet.”
    #she s come undone
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    “With destruction comes renovation.”
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    “Power, wrongly used, defeats the oppressor as well as the oppressed.”
    #corruption#oppression
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    “If you want your prayers answered, get up off your knees and do something about them.”
    #advice#confidence#inspirational#motivational#prayer
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    “The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers, along the way, what he needs.”
    #discovery#journey#life
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    “Look, don't just stare at the pages," I used to tell my students. "Become the characters. Live inside the book.”
    #Writing
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    “It was a matter of perspective, I began to see.
    The whole world was crazy; I'd flattered myself by assuming I was a semifinalist."
    -- Dolores Price”
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    “Life seemed nearest to acceptable at four A.M.”
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    “This was what could happen to you: you could end up this far from where you thought you were going.”
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    “I usually learn more from the situations I hate than the ones I love.”
    #life
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    “I thought about how love was always the thing that did that - smashed into you, left you raw. The deeper you loved, the deeper it hurt.”
    #hurt#love
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    “I walked over and looked closer at the statue of the goddess. She was wearing a headdress with a skull and a cobra and a crescent moon. Maybe this is what peace of mind was all about: having a poisonous snake on your head and smiling anyway. ”
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    “We are like water, aren’t we? We can be fluid, flexible when we have to be. But strong and destructive, too. And something else, I think to myself. Like water, we mostly follow the path of least resistance.”
    #adversity#destructive#flexible#human nature#life#path#resistance#self awareness#strong#willful
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    “Religion's just a well-oiled profit-driven denial of the randomness of it all.”
    #religion