If you have made serious mistakes, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down. ~Mary Pickford
Drapetomania (n.) an overwhelming urge to run away
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” ― Haruki Murakami
It is hard to contend against one’s heart’s desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.
“You should go home to your hermitage; it is inside you. Close the doors, light the fire, and make it cozy again. That is what I call ‘taking refuge in the island of self.’ If you don’t go home to yourself, you continue to lose yourself. You destroy yourself and you destroy people around you, even if you have goodwill and want to do something to help. That is why the practice of going home to the island of self is so important. No one can take your true home away.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh
“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”
–Hunter S. Thompson
(n.) This untranslatable Portuguese term refers to the melancholic, a deep, nostalgic, and longing for something or someone, often accompanied with denied fact that what one longs for will never come back.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
We don’t get to choose what is true. We only get to choose what we do about it.