The world is made of two kinds of people: the ones who think they’re normal and the ones who know there’s no such thing.

—Will McAvoy.

Oh how we forget
that everything is a choice
and we can decide.

—Tyler Knott Gregson.

If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is its way of fighting back, that sometimes something happened better than all the riches or power in the world. It could be anything, but very likely you notice it in the instant when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb. (Don’t Hesitate)

—Mary Oliver, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems.

And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.


If not us, who? If not now, when?

—John F. Kennedy.

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.

—Bertrand Russell