How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d.
All I wanted was to receive the love I gave.
10 word story
Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important, in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not.
BIG FISH (2003)
A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal.
Been neglecting my camera and my books lately（ ｉ _ ｉ ）
Humans have a tendency to wait. We seem to enjoy it. We believe that if we wait for something, it will make it more worthwhile. But that’s not true. If you wait for it, whatever it may be, you might lose it. The truth is, you probably will. For example, if you wait to ask someone out on a date, they’ll find the invitation somewhere else. And that will be it. Don’t wait, for anything. Search. Discover. Make. Do. Just don’t wait. You’re going to miss out on so much.
What and how much had I lost by trying to do only what was expected of me instead of what I myself had wished to do?
Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
In order to rise
From its own ashes
Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents