1. About honesty
    It took courage to let things fall apart so beautifully. - Jeffrey Eugenides
  2. About learning, and life
    What if our badness and mistakes are the very thing that set our fate and bring us round to good? What if, for some of us, we can't get there any other way? - Donna Tartt
  3. About life, and learning
    A great sorrow, and one I am only beginning to understand: we don't get to choose our own hearts. We can't make ourselves want what's good for us or what's good for other people. We don't get to choose the people we are. - Donna Tartt
  4. About uncertainty
    I hated most people at this hour of the night, when nobody was as selfish as me, or as confused as me, and when I looked at the ceiling and at Kevin asleep next to me, sometimes they felt like the exact same thing. - Allison Espach
  5. About time and patterns
    Nothing is absolutely dead; every meaning will have its homecoming festival. - Mikhail Bakhtin
  6. About companionship
    Human action is by nature rhythmically coordinated...As we act together and talk together we synchronize. The rhythms of our actions become as finely attuned to each other as parts of different instruments in a musical performance. -Theo van Leeuwen
  7. About adjusting
    ..at every instant you are actually in the process of recalling who you were a second ago and becoming yourself again the next second. In each moment your emotions reinterpret you, invent you anew, move you forward... - Bee Ridgway
  8. About yearning
    I want--I want--I want--was all that she could think about--but just what this real want was she did not know. - Carson McCullers
  9. About caution
    There's a precious metal kind of gleam about you, and the man's a jeweler, you know. So look out. - Helen Oyeyemi
  10. About passion
    He works with crazy intensity, feeding hours like dry twigs into the fire, just absolutely consuming them, burning them up. - Robin Sloan
  11. About (not) settling
    You might try then, as I did, to find a sky so full of stars it will blind you again. - Mark Z. Danielewski
  12. About selflessness
    This is love, to sit with someone you've know forever in a place you've been meaning to go to, and watching as their life happens to them until you stand up and it's time to go. - Daniel Handler
  13. About nuance
    Her voice was very fitting. It sounded like the comforting noises that faraway things make in the morning. - Jesse Ball