It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being. ― John Joseph Powell, The Secret of Staying in Love. (Argus Communications; 1st edition 1974) Advertisements
With one burning hand she held his and with the other she kept pushing him away. ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina. (Norilana Books February 16, 2008) Originally published 1873.
If you care about something you have to protect it – If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it. ― John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany. (Transworld Publishers; First edition, November 1, 1989)
I will vanish in the morning light; I was only an invention of darkness. — Angela Carter, from “The Lady of the House of Love,” The Blood Chamber and Other Stories (Harper & Row, 1980)
I can be by myself because I’m never lonely; I’m simply alone, living in my heavily populated solitude, a harum-scarum of infinity and eternity, and Infinity and Eternity seem to take a liking to the likes of me. ― Bohumil Hrabal, Too Loud a Solitude. (Abacus May 27, 1993) Originally published 1976.
I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way. — Kathleen Turner [Jessica Rabbit] Who Framed Roger Rabbit. (1988) Based on the book Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf. (Ballantine Books, July 1988) Originally published 1981.
Not till we are lost, in other words, not till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves, and realize where we are and the infinite extent of our relations. — Henry David Thoreau, Walden. (Princeton University Press; 150th Anniversary edition with a New introduction by John Updike edition April 18, 2004)… Continue reading Henry David Thoreau