People discuss the importance of choosing the right city to live in, but it’s even more granular than that: choose the right neighborhood. In my case, I didn’t appreciate how much living in a walkable neighborhood with many trees would impact my day-to-day happiness. It’s huge.
I believe in living today. Not in yesterday, nor in tomorrow.
Living in the past is like choosing to cling to a chronic illness.
From now on it is not dying we must fear, but living.
As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.
My world had for some years been Lowood: my experience had been of its rules and systems; now I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitements, awaited those who had courage to go forth into its expanse, to seek real knowledge of...
When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law. It is really surprising to think of it this way, but a lot of the law – most of the law that relates to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America – is really within living memory.
Isn’t it interesting how much we dislike the days that allow us to enjoy our weekends? The days that pay. If you don’t like Monday’s, you’re not living your authentic life! You’re in the wrong job! What do you really want to do with your life…?
I don’t know it is that I always feel that other people can create things but that I can’t. I imagine it’s simpler living in remote tribes or communities where one is obliged to have a go or else you have to do without. I suppose it is fear of failure in an age where...
Dying seems less sad than having lived too little.
Life has too many disappointments to make room for negativity.
We, who are the living, possess the past. Tomorrow is for our martyrs.
You live and then you die, I thought. It’s good to have some good times.
But I, you know, if I could choose a period to go back to, I think I would like to live through the Blitz. ‘Cause you do read so many accounts of people saying they’re living their lives at such an intense pitch that it was a completely different way of living.
Entrepreneurs, let’s begin to turn our desire and design into reward.
Men speak of dreaming as if it were a phenomenon of night and sleep. They should know better. All results achieved by us are self-promised, and all self-promises are made in dreams awake. Dreaming is the relief of labor,the wine that sustains us in act. We learn to love labor, not for itself, but for...
It’s amazing living alone. I’m very lucky. It’s like a refuge.
There are no happy endings, he knew, because nothing ends; and if there were any being dispensed, a great many worthier people would be in line for them long before Michael and Laura and himself. But the happiness of the unworthy and the happiness of the so-so is as fragile and self-centered and dear as...
It’s not that we have to leave this life one day, it’s how many things we have to leave all at once: holding hands, hotel rooms, wine, summertime, drunkenness, and the physics of falling leaves, clothing, myrrh, perfumed hair, flirting friends, two strangers’ glance; the reflection of the moon, with words like, ‘Soon’ … ‘do...
Yeah, he’d said, maybe it’s just my idea, but really it always hurts, the times it don’t hurt is when we just forget, we just forget it hurts, you know, it’s not just because my belly’s all rotten, everybody always hurts. So when it really starts stabbing me, somehow I feel sort of peaceful, like...