"Life is a garden, not a road. We enter and exit through the same gate. Wandering, where we go matters less than what we notice."
"I like cancelled plans. And empty bookstores. I like rainy days and thunderstorms. And quiet coffee shops. I like messy beds and over-worn pajamas. Most of all, I like the small joys that a simple life brings."
"The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention."
Rachel Naomi Remen (via kvtes
"When a reader falls in love with a book, it leaves its essence inside him, like radioactive fallout in an arable field, and after that there are certain crops that will no longer grow in him, while other, stranger, more fantastic growths may occasionally be produced."
Salman Rushdie, Books vs. Goons, L.A. Times, April 24, 2005
Yes. Just yes.