The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I believed that I wanted to be a poet, but deep down I just wanted to be a poem”—Jaime Gil de Biedma
The more you love someone, he came to think, the harder it is to tell them. It surprised him that strangers didn’t stop each other on the street to say I love you.
—Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated
When you’re sad, you’re not sad. You are merely oblivious to the good things in your life. There is always a crack of light in the darkness. Find it.
Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.