Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.
You can’t get a suit of armour and a rubber chicken just like that. You have to plan ahead.
Laura felt a warmth inside her. It was very small, but it was strong. It was steady, like a tiny light in the dark, and it burned very low but no winds could make it flicker because it would not give up.
His soul sat up. It met me. Those kinds of souls always do - the best ones. The ones who rise up and say, “I know who you are and I am ready. Not that I want to go, of course, but I will come.” Those souls are always light because more of them have been put out. More of them have already found their way to other places.
from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
A reminder to live in such a way that when Death comes, I’ll be ready to sit up and meet him.
As human beings, we have a natural compulsion to fill empty spaces.
You know, one of the tragedies of real life is that there is no background music.
A reminder to myself to continue searching for what makes me happy, and to live life with conviction:
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.
~ Falsely yours”
― Charles Bukowski
Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions.