Quote by Honore de Balzac
Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.
This quote suggests that the unfulfilled passions and dreams of pursuing certain vocations have a lasting impact on our lives. It compares these unrealized aspirations to bleeding colors, indicating that they leave a mark on our existence, perhaps in the form of regrets or what-ifs. It highlights the importance of embracing one's true calling and pursuing the careers or paths that truly resonate with our deepest desires, as neglecting them can have a profound influence on our overall happiness and fulfillment.
People took such awful chances with chemicals and their bodies because they wanted the quality of their lives to improve. They lived in ugly places where there were only ugly things to do. They didn't own doodley-squat, so they couldn't improve their surroundings. so they did their best to make their insides beautiful instead.