In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth. Each of you is an original. Each of you has a distinctive voice. When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard.
My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you’re lucky.
I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
Life is not something at which you succeed or fail. Life is life. It just is. Live it as best as you can given its twists and turns, given the cards it has dealt. Make the most of it because it’s only going to happen to you once.
Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.