Words to Carry

“You who are hurt! Here find healing
You who are weary! Here find rest
You who are old! Here you will grow young again,
For this is the land of youth, the shining land, the isle of apples.
Here is all that ever was, none are forgotten
All that has passed comes around again
For here, What is remembered lives,
What is remembered lives.” – Starhawk

“A Wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it!” – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

“The best thing for being sad… is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look at what a lot of things there are to learn.” – T.H. White, The Once and Future King

“Aloysha, my boy, so I want to live and go on living, even if it’s contrary to the rules of logic. Even if I do not believe in the divine order of things, the sticky young leaves emerging from their buds in the spring are dear to my heart; so is the blue sky and so are some human beings, even though I often don’t know why I like them…. I’ll get drunk on my own emotion. I love those sticky little leaves and the blue sky, that’s what! You don’t love those things with reason, with logic. You love them with your innards, with your belly.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky, ‘The Brothers Karamazov’

“There is another world, and it is this one.” – Paul Eluard

“One day you’ll discover that you can feel at home wherever you are.” Grandma

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