“In prayer, it is better to have heart without words, than words without heart.” John Bunyan Puritan Minister and Writer (1628-1688)
“I was thinking how amazing it was that the world contained so many lives. Out in these streets people were embroiled in a thousand different matters, money problems, love problems, school problems. People were falling in love, getting married, going to drug rehab, learning how to ice-skate, getting bifocals, studying for exams, trying on clothes, getting their hair-cut and getting born. And in some houses people were getting old and sick and were dying, leaving others to grieve. It was happening all the time, unnoticed, and it was the thing that really mattered.” — from ‘Middlesex’ by Jeffrey Eugenides
Sometimes you need to know when to stop trying so hard to make it work.
“It was true that I didn’t have much ambition, but there ought to be a place for people without ambition, I mean a better place than the one usually reserved. How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?” — ~ Charles Bukowski
“A few times in my life, I’ve had moments of absolute clarity. When for a few brief seconds the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel rather than think… And things seem so sharp and the world seems so fresh. I can never make these moments last. I cling to them, but like everything, they fade. I have lived for these moments. They pull me back to the present, and I realize that everything is exactly the way it was meant to be.”
“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.” — Abigail Van Buren
552. NOBODY WANTS TO EAT YOUR GODDAMN RANCID LEFTOVER EGGS AND HAM, SAM-I-AM. ONCE IT HAS TURNED GREEN MAYBE YOU SHOULD JUST GIVE IT A REST AND THROW IT OUT