I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
— Thomas Edison
If you seek authenticity for authenticity’s sake you are no longer authentic.
—Jean Paul Sartre
“And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with love like that. It lights up the sky.”
“”Only be with someone who you think you can learn from. They should be smarter than you in certain ways so that you can continue to grow and be interested. Above all, you should undoubtedly be proud that you are with them.””
— something my 10th grade history teacher told me about how he knew he wanted to marry his wife
You must learn her.
You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.
You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.
And, this is how you keep her.
—Junot Diaz, This is How you Lose Her