The survival of religion is on the basis of torture and punishment; end of torture is end of religion.
She would never be caught unprepared again, she swore to herself. She would never trust. Never love. Never put faith in other human beings again. She would learn all she could of the shape and substance of the world, and she would find a way to survive in it.
Tough times don’t last, tough people do, remember?
I watched the sky as it turned from silver to grey to the colour of rain. Even the clouds tried to look the other way.
Perseverance, endurance and patience are the three greatest survival skills.
I would close my eyes and dream of something strong, dream of horses exploding, rising into the air, their hearts beating survive, survive, survive.
I become a horn to be heard over whistles.
…children are at heart selfish, and reasonably so, for they are programmed for survival.
And Adam ruled, for he was the King. Until the day his will to be King deserted him. Then he died, food for a stronger. And the strongest was always the King, not by strength alone, but King by cunning and luck and strength together. Among the rats.
Your discipline or lack of discipline will protect you from or expose you to disaster. Practice discipline. Be consistent.