“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labour and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both.” —James A. Michener
who are you?
Hi, I’m Lyndal. Who are you anon?
“There’s nothing about you that needs to be fixed. There never was, and there never will be. You’re perfect. As is.” —Dawson’s Creek
“Yeah.” I move the muscles that make me smile. “I’m just… kinda… you know…” You see how the words work? They betray your mouth and walk away.” —It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
“Sadly, dating has become somewhat obsolete, having been edged out of the line up by hooking up, hanging out and casual sex. Why is that? Because both men and women have said by their actions and willingness that they don’t need the formality of a date to give their time, the privilege of their company and sometimes even their body. We’ve become a world of non-daters and, judging from the masses of unsatisfied singles that we hear from and about, we’d surmise that the whole non-dating thing’s not going that great. It’s too confusing, too casual, too grey and not enough black and white.” —It’s Just a Date by Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt
“His regrets or lack thereof are exactly that - his. And not even the best little black cocktail dress can change that.” —It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken by Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt
“Everyone is in such a hurry. People haven’t found meaning in their lives, so they’re running all the time looking for it. They think the next car, the next house, the next job. Then they find these things are empty too, and they keep running.” —Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
“It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.” —Valis by Philip K. Dick
“Those we hold most dear never truly leave us. They live on in the kindnesses they showed, the comfort they shared, and the love they brought into our lives.” —Isabel Norton
“If nobody had ever learned to undress, very few people would be in love.” —Dorothy Parker
“Yes. The individual human mind. In a child’s power to master the multiplication table, there is more sanctity than in all your shouted “Amens” and “holy holies” and “hosannas”. An idea is a greater monument than a cathedral. And the advance of man’s knowledge is a greater miracle than all the sticks turned to snakes or the parting of the waters.” —Inherit the Wind
“She remembered that feeling too well, of what it was like to walk into an empty house and find that the person you loved had disappeared without a word,” —In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” —Kurt Vonnegut
“If you love somebody, let them go. If they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.” —Kahlil Gibran