Tell everyone you know: “My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.” And then demonstrate it. Be happy, no matter what they’re doing. Practice feeling good, no matter what. And before you know it, you will not give anyone else responsibility for the way you feel - and then, you’ll love them all. Because the only reason you don’t love them, is because you’re using them as your excuse to not feel good.
Seeing someone read a book you love is seeing a book recommend a person.
Street Corner Renaissance singing “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Title: Something in the Way You Are Artist: Kimbra 3,299 plays
You’re my favorite past-time
even when you’re just passing by
Stay a little while… It’s only you and I
My mom taught me one thing: You don’t always have to tell people you love them. You just have to give them no reason to doubt it.
This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.
You’re always haunted by the idea you’re wasting your life.