Category: advice

Creativity is as important as literacy

Creativity is as important as literacy

All mature adults must accept that they are es…

All mature adults must accept that they are essentially unknowable–and that they will never know the one they love. Even when we kiss there is distance; it is a distance that cannot be bridged by romantic love and must be respected if a relationship is to succeed. The real metric by which we can gauge the authenticity of love is not how close we want to be, how merged and intermingled, but how far we can stand apart and still be together.

When you don’t know what you’re li…

When you don’t know what you’re living for, you don’t care how you live from one day to the next. You’re happy the day has passed and the night has come, and in your sleep you bury the tedious question of what you lived for that day and what you’re going to live for tomorrow.

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can…

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Tak…

If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to ­music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don’t just stick there scowling at the problem. But don’t make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people’s words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient.

When everything is easy one quickly gets stupi…

When everything is easy one quickly gets stupid.

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In life, finding a voice is speaking and livin…

In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth. Each of you is an original. Each of you has a distinctive voice. When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard.

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the …

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

Author : Susanna Kaysen | @wordsnquotes

Author : Susanna Kaysen@wordsnquotes