“There’s something beautiful about keeping certain aspects of your life hidden. Maybe people and clouds are beautiful because you can’t see everything.”—Kamenashi Kazuya (Japanese singer-songwriter, actor)
“Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone.”—Thomas De Quincey, English essayist best known for his “Confessions of an English Opium-Eater” (1821)
“There’s a difference between a failure and a fiasco. A failure is merely the absence of success. Any fool can achieve failure. But a fiasco, a fiasco is a disaster of epic proportions. A fiasco is a folk tale told to other’s to make other people feel more alive because it didn’t happen to them.”—Opening line (spoken as a voice-over) of Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom), a character in “Elizabethtown” - written and directed by Cameron Crowe.
“Sad people have the gift of time, while the world dizzies everyone else; they remain stagnant, their bodies refusing to follow pace with the universe. With these kind of people everything aches for too long, everything moves without rush, wounds are always wet.”—Warsan Shire
“I’m never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large on the roster of Those Who Do Things. I don’t do any thing. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don’t even do that any more.”—Dorothy Parker from her short story “Little Hours”