The greatest achievement of humanity is the human spirit.
He was my husband, my apartment mate, my soul mate, the father of the little plant in my confused soil, the lover who had made me adore his body without inhibition after my years of relative solitude, the person for whom I’d given up my old self.
Happiness is not the simple purpose of life but it is the ultimate purpose of all purposes of life.
Wise men taste after the heart, but the foolish ones ponder over the face.
What Corrigan wanted was a fully believable God, one you could find in the grime of the everyday. The comfort he got from the hard, cold truth-the filth, the war, the poverty-was that life could be capable of small beauties.
Be greatly encouraged!
Many confuse things with their names. This is a mistake. A name is only a word and a word will never be the thing itself. And, yet, names – as words – have power, not inherently, but because we give it to them.
The universe never complains
When you’re wrong or right,
She always loves and cares,
She always gives and shares.
When you get lost she becomes the light,
Helps you to find what is right.
But she never forgets
To show you the light.
Resolution of conflicting interests within each of us-the desire to fulfill a personal purpose versus the desire to forget about it and just go have fun, for example-takes time and focus and application of a lot of qualities, like playing a difficult piece of music with two hands on the piano. Many people are looking for a simple pill to make that apparent dichotomy go away. Once they discover it doesn’t exist, it’s very frustrating.
…the strands that connect us are frail, so don’t hang great weights on slender wires…