--Eduardo Galeano, Mirrors
You have to look at what you have right in front of you, at what it could be, and stop measuring it against what you've lost. I know this to be wise and true, just as I know that pretty much no one can do it.
--Jonathan Tropper, This Is Where I Leave You
The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.
--David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
I have no place left to live but in my own heart.
--Anne Enright, The Gathering
You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.
--Cormac McCarthy, No Country For Old Men
I could wake her up and ask have you ever been to the ocean? but I already know that answer. She has not. You can tell. It would humble you I whisper to her sleeping if you for one time stood by something stronger than yourself.
--Kaye Gibbons, Ellen Foster