“ When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable. ”
“ When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always. ”
“ Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. ”
“ Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. ”
“ The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward. ”
“ The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy. ”
“ The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first. ”
“ So you're always honest," I said.
"No," I told him. "I'm not."
"Well, that's good to know, I guess."
"I'm not saying I'm a liar," I told him. He raised his eyebrows. "That's not how I meant it, anyways."
"How'd you mean it, then?"
"I just...I don't always say what I feel."
"Because the truth sometimes hurts," I said.
"Yeah," he said. "So do lies, though. ”
“ The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them ”
“ If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people. ”
“ No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong. ”
“ I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more. ”
“ Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real. ”
“ All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer. ”
“ Usually we walk around constantly believing ourselves. "I'm okay" we say. "I'm alright". But sometimes the truth arrives on you and you can't get it off. That's when you realize that sometimes it isn't even an answer--it's a question. Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced. ”
“ I'm about to make a wild, extreme and severe relationship rule: the word busy is a load of crap and is most often used by assholes. The word "busy" is the relationship Weapon of Mass Destruction. It seems like a good excuse, but in fact in every silo you uncover, all you're going to find is a man who didn't care enough to call. Remember men are never to busy to get what they want. ”
“ When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ”