Acceptance is usually more a matter of fatigue than anything else.
Almost anything that you pay close, direct attention to becomes interesting.
Almost nothing important that ever happens to you happens because you engineer it.
At root, vulgar just means popular on a mass scale. It is the semantic opposite of pretentious or snobby. It is humility with a comb-over. It is Nielsen ratings and Barnum's axiom and the real bottom line. It is big, big business.
Can the decision to be less selfish ever be anything other than a selfish decision?
Certain sincerely devout and spiritually advanced people believe that the God of their understanding helps them find parking places and gives them advice on Mass. Lottery numbers.
Do not underestimate objects.
Every love story is a ghost story.
Everyone is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.
Everything I've ever let go of has claw marks on it.
Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.
God seems to have a kind of laid-back management style I'm not crazy about.
If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough.
If you worship power, you will feel weak and afraid, needing ever more power over others to keep the fear at bay
If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything.
It's in the democratic citizen's nature to be like a leaf that doesn't believe in the tree it's part of.
Logical validity is not a guarantee of truth.
Loneliness is not a function of solitude.
Look, man, we'd probably most of us agree that these are dark times, and stupid ones, but do we need fiction that does nothing but dramatize how dark and stupid everything is?
No single, individual moment is in and of itself unendurable.
No wonder we cannot appreciate the really central Kafka joke: that the horrific struggle to establish a human self results in a self whose humanity is inseparable from the horrific struggle. That our endless and impossible journey toward home is in fact our home.
Scenery is here. Wish you were beautiful.
The man who knows his limitations, has none.
The people to be the most frightened of are the people who are the most frightened.
The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.
There might not be angels, but there are people who might as well be angels.
Truly decent, innocent people can be taxing to be around.
You can be shaped, or you can be broken. There is not much in between. Try to learn. Be coachable. Try to learn from everybody, especially those who fail.
You'll worry less about what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do.
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