Anything that doesn’t take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing.~ Cormac McCarthy
“Straight forward kindess” works in a world of endless human train wrecks.~ Hugh MacLeod
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.~ Oscar Wilde
It’s easy to spot a purist. They’re the ones without any skin in the game.
~ Hugh MacLeod
Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead.
~ Scottish proverb
Our soul is sometimes a king, and sometimes a tyrant. A king, by attending to what is honorable, protects the good health of the body in its care, and gives it no base or sordid command. But an uncontrolled, desire-fueled, over-indulged soul is turned from a king into that most feared and detested thing — a tyrant.
22. Nobody cares. Do it for yourself.
Everybody is too busy with their own lives to give a damn about your book, painting, screenplay etc, especially if you ahven’t sold it yet. And the ones that aren’t, you don’t want in your life anyway.
~ Jason Korman
A political victory, a rise in rents, the recovery of your sick, or return of your absent friend, or some other quite external event, raises your spirits, and you think good days are preparing for you. Do not believe it. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace by the triumph of principles.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering.
~ Tom Waits
Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television.
~ David Letterman