"Strength shows not only in our ability to persist, but in our ability to start over."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
Now I'm bad at remembering names. But at no time is it more difficult to remember names as when I'm introducing people.
Maybe my emptiness creates a space for you
and your emptiness creates a space for me.
We are each empty for a reason...
to fill one another.
"Darling, you feel heavy
because you are too full of truth.
Open your mouth more.
Let the truth exist somewhere other than inside your body."
- Della Hicks-Wilson
The part of yourself
That still wants
To save someone
After they walked away
While you were drowning."
- Leah Stone
"I have already lost touch with a couple of people I used to be."
- Joan Didion
Everyone needs someone to hope for them.
Be real with yourself. If you can't hope for someone, then find someone else who can. It may save a life. It's one of the few things that will.
Before you love someone else, first love yourself. Their love is so much better that way :)
There is no best version of yourself: only incrementally better versions.
Take a leap of faith.
Believe in your potential to unlock the next version of yourself.
They say that everyone is doing the best they can given their circumstances.
But I think it's deeper than that.
I believe that everyone is doing the only thing they can.
So carry a light heart if you're able to. Nothing else makes sense.
You know you're out of shape when you get out of breath putting your seatbelt on.
Hiking and reading subtitles have this in common. You take in the view and watch your step at the same time.
Beware of one who continually says that you can't make up your mind when you know yourself to be decisive for their criticism is a cover. When they say "you can't decide," they actually mean "you don't agree with me."
May we live lives so wonderful, vital, and inspiring that the art which reminds us of death becomes more important than the art which distracts us from death.
If you keep waiting for things to begin...
before you know it,
life will just pass you by.
Remember: when you ask her to give it all to you, this includes her bad parts as well.
An ambitious person's failure is still greater than an average person's success.
You look at me and smile with the same intensity that you used with the last guy and the next guy and the next one. it's very intense.
But it's not special when you use the same reaction with everyone. The uniformity turns your smoldering into the face of a clerk at the counter of a DMV.
I'm just a number. You process me and send me on my way. I drive away with a new identification, a new identity. And my photo looks like all the others.
Beware of the old man who talks just to hear the sound of his voice. If he hasn't grown tired of hearing it by now, it's only because he'll say anything.
If a walrus was bitten by a vampire,
how would you be able to tell?
It’s a surreal experience being at the funeral of someone you’ve known and loved your whole life. I’m very grateful to have met others who knew him throughout the various stages of his life. And with each new person I met, I saw him through their eyes. I saw a piece of his life in them.
And it made me realize that he must have been inside of us all along. That we must each be carrying pieces of one another. You just don’t notice it until there’s nowhere else to find them.
Can you imagine a world without hypothetical situations?
If I started a company called VOID, do you think we'd get many checks?
Truly valuing life and being scared to die
are not the same thing.
I used to be a fat kid in a skinny kid's body, but now I'm a fat kid in a fat kid's body.