"Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something."
— A Man Without a Country, Kurt Vonnegut
"Every season is likeable, and wet days and fine, red wine and white, company and solitude. Even sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life, can be full of dreams; and the most common actions—a walk, a talk, solitude in one’s own orchard—can be enhanced and lit up by the association of the mind. Beauty is everywhere, and beauty is only two finger’s-breadth from goodness."
— Virginia Woolf, Montaigne
"Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it."
— Joseph Conrad
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."
— Ernest Hemingway
"It’s just this strange thing I do where I allow myself to briefly fall in love with another human being that I see on a train, or the sidewalk, or in a warm café."
— Chelsea Fagan
"Trees, oceans, and mountains make my heart ache in a very good way. I was born in summer and it stamped itself on my heart. I like to sit on the dock and breathe in the sky. I like quiet things, authentic people, and raw moments. Beautiful things make me cry…"
— Hannah Nicole