Sunday, February 22, 2009

It all just happens.

"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."
--Rainer Maria Rilke

The battle of head versus heart is excruciating. Which is the right one to follow? My head which is trying to protect my heart? Or my heart, my heart that is falling hopelessly, leading me into a dead end, walking me head first into a brick wall?

"So we build walls instead of bridges and all that crap because somewhere along the way it was decided that it was far worse to let someone in and have them hurt you, than it is to not let anyone in at all."
--Kim Wagner

"It's very tempting when you really want to be with someone to settle for much, much less -- even a vague pathetic facsimile of less -- than you would have ever imagined. Remember always what you set out to get and please don't settle for less. These guys exist because there are a lot of women out there who allow them to."
--Greg Behrendt, 'He's Just Not That Into You'

"One of the mixed blessings about being twenty and twenty-one and even twenty-three is the conviction that nothing like this, all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding, has ever happened to anyone before."
--Joan Didion, 'Goodbye to All That'

"This is what the things can teach us: to fall, patiently to trust our heaviness. Even a bird has to do that before he can fly."
--Rainer Maria Rilke

Good days. Bad days. They just happen. It all just happens.

"You owe it to us all to get on with what you’re good at."
--W.H. Auden

He will be there every day to ask, "What are you looking for?" And will you answer? And will it matter?

The problem with doing everything is that you have no time for doing nothing.

“It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.”
--E.E. Cummings

Only boring people get bored.

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