My parents were married my whole life until my father passed away a few years ago.
No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart.
My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
When she left, it was like someone had ripped my heart out, crumbled it up like a flimsy piece of loose leaf paper and crammed it back into my chest. It somehow managed to work, but it would never, ever feel the same.
I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.
The only work that will ultimately bring any good to any of us is the work of contributing to the healing of the world.
All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
Such discussions help us very little to enjoy what has been well done in art or poetry, to discriminate between what is more and what is less excellent in them, or to use words like beauty, excellence, art, poetry, with a more precise meaning than they would otherwise have.
Always try to be joyful and proactively benign to the people. By doing so everyday, people have no control at all over my mood.
It is only necessary to grow old to become more charitable and even indulgent. I see no fault committed by others that I have not committed myself.
Johann von Goethe
I know what men want. Men want to be really, really close to someone who will leave them alone.
Neither wisdom nor good will is now dominant. Hope lies in dreams, in imagination and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.
Roots is not just a saga of my family. It is the symbolic saga of a people.
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