Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Knowing can be a curse on a person's life. I'd traded in a pack of lies for a pack of truth, and I didn't know which one was heavier. Which one took the most strength to carry around? It was a ridiculous question, though, because once you know the truth, you can't ever go back and pick up your suitcase of lies. Heavier or not, the truth is yours now.
It is not merely enough to love literature if one wishes to spend one's life as a writer. It is a dangerous undertaking on the most primitive level. For, it seems to me, the act of writing with serious intent involves enormous personal risk. It entails the ongoing courage for self-discovery. It means one will walk forever on the tightrope, with each new step presenting the possiblity of learning a truth about oneself that is too terrible to bear.
ConvicÃ§Ãµes profundas sÃ³ as tÃªm as criaturas superficiais. Os que nÃ£o reparam para as coisas quase que as veem apenas para nÃ£o esbarrar com elas, esses sÃ£o sempre da mesma opiniÃ£o, sÃ£o os Ãntegros e os coerentes. A polÃtica e a religiÃ£o gastam dessa lenha, e Ã© por isso que ardem tÃ£o mal entre a Verdade e a Vida.