Never give up; for even rivers someday wash dams away.
Adversity is like a strong wind. I don’t mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are.
Time your actions so you’re not fighting against the currents but moving with them.
The prettiest of them all is a girl who is pretty on the inside.
If you keep your destiny in mind, every moment in life becomes an opportunity for moving closer to it.
The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.
A memoir provides a record not so much of the memoirist as of the memoirist’s world.
We human beings have a remarkable way of growing accustomed to things.
A mouse who wishes to fool the cat doesn’t simply scamper out of its hole whenever it feels the slightest urge.
I’ve lived my life again just telling it to you.
After all, when a stone is dropped into a pond, the water continues quivering even after the stone has sunk to the bottom.
My feelings of disgust had been so loud within me, they’d nearly drowned out everything else.