“ Reading, she tells me, is what she does best. She loves it because it uses the whole of her, the right and the left, the hemispheres of reason and imagination. She discovered as a child that a closed book is a darkness anyone can enter, not a scary darkness like a basement or a storm, but a comforting one that wrapped her up neatly inside a world she could control.
— Jenny Hubbard, Paper Covers Rock (via quoted-books)
“ That’s what I’ve been told my whole life, not just by my father but by society, that it’s utopian to believe in a world where love and compassion enter every aspects of our lives, even our business lives. That it’s okay to behave one way on Sunday and another way on Monday, that’s just human nature, is it possible that we’ve misunderstood human nature?
“ It’s okay I wasn’t that into him. Story of my life! Everyone else is all falling in love, acting stupid and goofy, and sweet and insane but not me. Why don’t I want that more? I want to want that..am I wired wrong or something?
How I Met Your Mother
“ Of all the weapons we take into battle there is none more powerful than the mind. It holds our instincts and our training. It allows us to distinguish friend from foe, love from hate. But if that weapon is unsound, it is by no means disarmed. For the mind is all the more dangerous when damaged and there’s no guarantee that it won’t choose itself as its next victim.