"Life on Earth is quite a bargain.
Dreams, for one, don’t charge admission.
Illusions are costly only when lost.
The body has its own instalment plan."
— Wislawa Szymborska
"The writer Julian Barnes, considering mourning, once said, “It hurts just as much as it is worth.” In fact, it was a friend of his who wrote the line in a letter of condolence, and Julian told it to my husband, who told it to me. For months afterward these words stuck with both of us, so clear and so brutal. It hurts just as much as it is worth. What an arrangement. Why would anyone accept such a crazy deal? Surely if we were sane and reasonable we would every time choose a pleasure over a joy, as animals themselves sensibly do. The end of a pleasure brings no great harm to anyone, after all, and can always be replaced with another of more or less equal worth."
— Zadie Smith
"If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind goes when it wanders"
— Bernard Byer (via dknyprgirl)
"Instead of worrying that you’re just gonna fall apart without a job, give yourself a chance to be yourself without feeling identified to a job. And then new things come your way."
— Stacy London (via Media Beats)