You go on. You set one foot in front of the other, and if a thin voice cries out, somewhere behind you, you pretend not to hear, and keep going.
The hardest choices in life aren’t between what’s right and what’s wrong but between what’s right and what’s best.
I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.
Sometimes, I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there’s no room for the present at all.
Your mind will believe comforting lies while also knowing the painful truths that make those lies necessary. And your mind will punish you for believing both.
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.
We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.
“I say, you do have a heart!”
“Sometimes,” he replied. “When I have the time.”
He was like a song I’d heard once in fragments but had been singing in my mind ever since.