What will survive of us is love.
Submitted by laura almost 7 years ago
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Live all you can: It’s a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had?...What one loses one loses; make no mistake about that...The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have.... Live!
It starts out and he says 'I'm an artist.' At the end it says 'I'm a good artist.' We were just adding one more word, but it's a very powerful word. The artist has accomplished something. You may struggle through it. There might be the unhappy moments which are 'I'm not good enough. I can't do it.' Stick with it. But at the same time don't force yourself too much.
I'm glad we tried to keep the show going. You have to try things. No matter what you do: some people are gonna hate it, others are gonna love it. But if you haven't gone out on a limb and taken brave shots at achieving your goals what are you doing? You can't be an artist and get too caught up by what everyone thinks. I'm not saying that's easy, but you have to try.
I have nothing now but praise for my life. I'm not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more. ... What I dread is the isolation. ... There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready.
It's not my job to make you a better man and I don't give a s**t if I've made you a better man. It's not a f**king woman's job to be consumed and invaded and spat out so that some f**king man can evolve.
...lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and...stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to "walk about" into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?
A learning experience is one of those things that says, "You know that thing you just did? Don't do that."
Submitted by littleleonard almost 7 years ago
Sometimes the greatest truth isn’t in the confession, but rather in the lesson learned.
Addiction is a tunnel that wakes you up in the middle of the night.
Everything else happens out here in the light.
I'm always going to use the pennies in my pocket to make a wish on a well, not feed the meter.
The useless days will add up to something. The shitty waitressing jobs. The hours writing in your journal. The long meandering walks. The hours reading poetry and story collections and novels and dead people’s diaries and wondering about sex and God and whether you should shave under your arms or not. These things are your becoming.
One hot afternoon during the era in which you’ve gotten yourself ridiculously tangled up with heroin you will be riding the bus and thinking what a worthless piece of crap you are when a little girl will get on the bus holding...two purple balloons. She’ll offer you one of the balloons, but you won’t take it because you believe you no longer have a right to such tiny beautiful things. You’re wrong. You do.
You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.
There are some things you can’t understand yet. Your life will be a great and continuous unfolding...You will come to know things that can only be known with the wisdom of age and the grace of years. Most of those things will have to do with forgiveness.
You're not a terrible person for wanting to break up with someone you love. You don’t need a reason to leave. Wanting to leave is enough. Leaving doesn’t mean you’re incapable of real love or that you’ll never love anyone else again... It means you wish to change the terms of one particular relationship. That’s all. Be brave enough to break your own heart.