You’re trying to live in two different worlds and it’s got you paralyzed. […] You’re choosing to be afraid because, for the first time in your life, you think you’ve got something to lose.
Is it possible that so many could be so stupid for so long?"
“There are times when I have trouble believing it myself.”
“Then, why bother?”
“So many flowers, my lord. Each wants to grow the tallest, bloom the brigthest… Sooner or later they all get plucked. I don’t want to be the tallest or the brightest. I only want to remain in the garden until my time comes to return to the dirt.
Faith. You give it to the people you love. But the people who really deserve it, are the ones who come through even when you don’t love them enough.
For thousands of years, sailors have looked at the stars to understand where they are, as oceans move beneath them, they take comfort in the fixed mark of the North Star. But, here below, nothing ever stops moving. Mass attracts mass. Bodies moving towards each other in space will speed up as they get closer. The gravitational pull between two bodies becomes stronger, the convergence is inevitable. What we are heading towards and what the outcome of the convergence will be, is unknowable. Man continues to look at the stars for certainty but the only real certainty is that everyday we are alive, our destiny is getting closer and closer.
When you look at me, you jump to a particular set of conclusions.
It’s human nature to make assumptions based on appearance. It’s an outdated primal instinct born of our need to quickly assess our sorroundings.
Of course, in this modern era, those assumptions tend to be very wrong and often quite hurtful.
The Silver Lining - Gold Leaves
"It has its costs, learning to see the puzzle in everything. They’re everywhere once you start looking, it’s impossible to stop. It just so happens, people and all their deceits and illusions that inform everything that they do tends to be the most fascinating puzzles of all. Of course, they don’t always appreciate being seen as such."