Mi infancia, cuando la recuerdo, se me aparece como una idea de quietud al borde de una inquietud que sería después toda mi vida.
I’d chosen the regret I could live with best, that’s all. I’d chosen the life I belonged to.
The devil lives in our mistakes, the lord lives in our rights. Who lives in our ignorance, and who wins after all?
Because everybody who has ever lost their way in life has felt the nagging insistence of that question. At some point we all look up and realize we are lost in a maze, and I dont want us to forget Alaska, and I don’t want to forget that even when the material we study seems boring, we’re trying to und3erstand how people answered that question and the question each of you posed in your papers–how different traditions have come to terms with what Chip, in his final, called ‘people’s rotten lots in life.
No matter how much I care for you I cannot grow for you, you have to do your own growing – it’s your personal responsibility. Make a plan on how you will get the skills and experience required to become a practitioner of note in your area of choice.
The reality of life and an imperfect world dictates that things cannot be held constant to guarantee your success; you have to wiggle your way through a planned path within a maze, to attain your goal.
Don’t let success lead to arrogance and failure lead to criticism.
Whatever you expect, you will get. So expect success, not regret.
I’d rather be an outcast than to be inside feeling like an outsider.
Someone who doesn’t know if tomorrow will come would rather live every day twice than live it once.