Quote by Lester Cole
The Japanese say, If the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated.
This quote highlights the importance of effort and care in creating beauty. The Japanese culture emphasizes the concept of tending to and nurturing something in order for it to thrive and become beautiful. Just as flowers require cultivation and careful attention, this quote suggests that to achieve beauty in any aspect of life, be it relationships, talents, or personal growth, one must invest in the necessary time and energy to cultivate and nurture it. Beauty is not simply a result of chance but rather a product of dedication and intentional effort.
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can't tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like betrayal
As long as I can remember I feel I have had this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. My brain becomes magnetized with this dominating force which I hold in my hand.