To be sure I must; and therefore I may assume that your silence gives consent.
I’m addicted to email, but other than that, there are practical things – being able to buy a book on the internet that you can’t find in your local bookshop. This could be a lifeline if you live further from the sources.
If I were to ask you for example right now to go back with me and define those moments in your life that shaped you as a person and you began to reexamine them, something would happen.
Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?
Don’t learn to do, but learn in doing. Let your falls not be on a prepared ground, but let them be bona fide falls in the rough and tumble of the world.
It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you, but your opinion that these things are insulting.
I can remember being in my pram: children stayed in their prams much longer then than they do now. A big bouncy pram with black covers and a hood with metal clips that could trap your fingers. I was looking up at my sister who was sitting on the pram seat, with her back to me.
Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
Is it not important to find out how to listen not only to what is being said but to everything – to the noise in the streets, to the chatter of birds, to the noise of the tramcar, to the restless sea, to the voice of your husband, to your wife, to your friends, to the cry of a baby?
Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don’t give up.