“الوطن هو الوطن، على الرغم من كل مشاكله.”

— Nahid Rachlin, Persian Girls, Share via Whatsapp

“The PCT would lead me to an otherworld, through the sadness I felt here, out of it.”

— Aspen Matis, Girl in the Woods: A Memoir, Share via Whatsapp

“You can only move if you are actually in the moment. You have to be where you are to get where you need to go.”

— Amy Poehler, Yes Please, Share via Whatsapp

“The one certain thing In the Army is – nothing is ever certain.”

— Michael Zboray, Teenagers War: Vietnam 1969, Share via Whatsapp

“His laugh is made of porch swings and lemonade.”

— Augusten Burroughs, Dry, Share via Whatsapp

“The only thing war will ever do (and do well), is decrease the world’s population of young men.”

— Michael Zboray, Teenagers War: Vietnam 1969, Share via Whatsapp

“Civilization is only possible for deeply unpleasant animals. It is only an ape that can be truly civilized.”

— Mark Rowlands, The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death, and Happiness, Share via Whatsapp

“Ignore the misery. Custom invites you to ignore the misery. SHOW YOUR TONGUE”

— Gunter Grass, Share via Whatsapp

“Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.”

— Stephanie Klein, Straight Up and Dirty, Share via Whatsapp

“In life you ll meet a lot of jerks. If they hurt you, tell yourself that it s because they re stupid. That will help keep you from reacting to their cruelty. Because there is nothing worse than bitterness and vengeance... Always keep your dignity and be true to yourself.”

— Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, Share via Whatsapp

“… that sour blend of loneliness and lust for recognition, shyness and extravagance, deep insecurity and self-intoxicated egomania, that drives poets and writers out of their rooms to seek each other out, to rub shoulders with one another, bully, joke, condescend, feel each other, lay a hand on a shoulder or an arm round a waist, to chat and argue with little nudges, to spy a little, sniff out what is cooking in other pots, flatter, disagree, collude, be right, take offence, apologise, make amends, avoid each other, and seek each other’s company again.”

— Amos Oz, A Tale of Love and Darkness, Share via Whatsapp

“I have a remarkable ability to delete all better judgement from my brain when I get my head set on something. I have no sense of moderation, no sense of caution. I have no sense pretty much.”

— Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, Share via Whatsapp

“With a nearly desperate sense of isolation and a growing suspicion that I lived in an alien land, I took to the road in search of places where change did not mean ruin and where time and men and deeds connected.”

— William Least Heat-Moon, Blue Highways, Share via Whatsapp

“Oh my!! How you ve grown. Soon you ll be catching the Lord s balls.”

— Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return, Share via Whatsapp

“Never let an old flame burn you twice.”

— Debi Tolbert Duggar, Riding Soul-O, Share via Whatsapp

“Understanding the Way of Story as a sacred pattern and a living event. Story can reveal a spiritual path and or the way to healing. Stories become the foundation of health, peacebuilding and vision. Learning to listen, to recognize, to understand and attend the teachings and revelations of the Stories we have been given to live guides us toward the 5th world. Our individual stories, when carefully attended, can reveal each person’s particular path of healing and transformation. Even illness is a story that can lead us to our own and to community healing. Learning to recognize the Story that we or another is living can be a worthy life work.”

— Deena Metzger, Share via Whatsapp

“...if that energy could have been channelled into anything more than noise, waste and pain it would have lighted up Indochina for a thousand years.”

— Michael Herr, Share via Whatsapp