"You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control."

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love 


"They steal your bread, only to give you a crumb… then they demand of you to thank their generosity…Oh their audacity!" - Ghassan Kanafani (1936-1972)
"I am a crowd. I am a lonely man. I am nothing."

William Butler Yeats, “A General Introduction for My Work”

"Franz Kafka is Dead

He died in a tree from which he wouldn’t come down. “Come down!” they cried to him. “Come down! Come down!” Silence filled the night, and the night filled the silence, while they waited for Kafka to speak. “I can’t,” he finally said, with a note of wistfulness. “Why?” they cried. Stars spilled across the black sky. “Because then you’ll stop asking for me.”"

Nicole Krauss, The History of Love