It was as if we’d known each other for a thousand years.
Negative self talk costs more than even the richest person can afford. So be nice to yourself whenever possible … and know that it is always possible.
It was heartbreaking to realize how we can fail the people we most love without even trying.
I had failed to make a gift of myself to God.
If you want help in starting to write memoirs, you don’t want to fall into the clutches of a famous writer who has been hired to teach at a writing workshop solely because of his name’s ability to attract students, rather than because of any teaching skill. You should not have to grapple with someone who secretly thinks you should be writing about his life rather than your own.
Anyone can choose to have success, but only the patient ones will get rewarded by it. Be relentless in chasing your dreams.
ceremony is essential to humans: It’s a circle that we draw around important events to separate the momentous from the ordinary. And ritual is a sort of magical safety harness that guides us from one stage of our lives into the next, making sure we don’t stumble or lose ourselves along the way. Ceremony and ritual march us carefully right through the center of our deepest fears about change…
Tomorrow! How sweet its prospects for a drunkard the night before. There is no better word. Before the earth hurls itself into sunshine, nothing is not possible.
His laugh is made of porch swings and lemonade.
If I have been given any gift in this life, it’s my ability to live simultaneously in the rational world and the world of imagination.