"One of the most satisfying experiences I know is just fully to appreciate an individual in the same way I appreciate a sunset. When I look at a sunset … I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a little on the right hand corner, and put a bit more purple in the cloud color” … I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch it with awe as it unfolds. It is this receptive, open attitude which is necessary to truly perceive something as it is. "
"Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness. "
When you’re writing, the best thing you can say to yourself is:
'I can only get better from here.'"
"All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart. "
"The fact that I’m silent doesn’t mean I have nothing to say. "
"Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real. "
"A woman is only vulnerable when her nail polish is drying, and even then she can still pull a trigger. "
"Sometimes the best way to deal with shit… is to not hold yourself as such a precious little prize. "
"I think it’s brave to try to be happy. "
"There ain’t no sin and there ain’t no virtue. There’s just stuff people do. "