"You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.".
—David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
"Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open."
"I won't tell you what to believe, Eragon. It is far better to be taught to think critically and then be allowed to make your own decisions than to have someone else's notions thrust upon you."
Christopher Paolini, Eldest
"We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing."
—Charles Bukowski, The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of."
—Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist