Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.

~Louise Erdrich
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I am a child with an old soul. I see magic in everything, but at the same time, everything tires me because I feel everything so very deeply.

~Juansen Dizon
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A region of chaos and moonlight. She liked it there.

~Anaïs Nin
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No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

~N.H. Kleinbaum
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You don’t have to save the world, but you can be in the world – that’s where the beauty comes from.

~Daphne Zuniga
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Ageing is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.

~David Bowie
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My actions are my only true belongings.

~Thich Nhat Hanh
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