— Norton Juster
Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just … start.
— Ijeoma Umebinyuo
The world will ask you who you are, and if you don’t know, the world will tell you.
— Carl Jung
What is the difference between my life and my love? One gets me low, the other lets me go.
— Vikram Seth
Your whole life can turn around. Upside down. In a flash. Sudden. Don’t worry. Don’t worry now. This world can disappear. Everything you know can go.
— Sam Shepard, A Lie of the Mind.
Kishin Shinoyama, Kanako Higuchi, From Accidents Series, 1991
It’s a shame that we have to live, but it’s a tragedy that we get to live only one life.
— Jonathan Safran Foer, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”
In winter, some voices are like coats.
— Ahlam Mosteghanemi
Photowork of André Gelpke
Sometimes it was hard to express how much you loved someone. You said the words, but you could never quite capture the depth of it. You could never quite hold someone tightly enough.
— Diane Chamberlain, The Midwife’s Confession
A lot can happen in a day. We can break. We can mend. We can fall. We can fly. We can get lost. We can be found
— Dele Olanubi