1. "And being a force of nature, instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."
    — George Bernard Shaw 

  5. "I still have a vivid memory of the tiny crunching he made when he chewed his pieces of cucumber. People leave strange little memories of themselves behind when they die."
    — Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami

  6. ""It’s not money," he said, "it’s my feelings. Dont think about it too much, just take it." All I could do was thank him and accept the money."
    — Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami
  7. Samsara


  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

    Do not stand at my grave and weep,
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circling flight.
    I am the soft starlight at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.


  9. "

    After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul.

    And you begin to learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t mean security.

    And you learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises.

    And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open, with the grace of an adult not the grief of a child.

    And you learn to built all your roads on today because tomorrow’s road is too uncertain for plans.

    After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much.

    So plant your own garden, and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

    And you learn that you really can endure… you really are strong.

    And you really do have worth.

    And you learn, and you learn…
    with every goodbye,

    You Learn…


  10. "Before one studies Zen, mountains are mountains and waters are waters; after a first glimpse into the truth of Zen, mountains are no longer mountains and waters are no longer waters; after enlightenment, mountains are once again mountains and waters once again waters."
    — ~ Zen Master Ch’ing-yüan Wei-hsin

  15. "

    “Then he paused for a second and he said, ‘Yeah, but sometimes I think it’s just like an on-off switch. Click and you’re gone,’” Isaacson said.

    “He paused again, and he said: And that’s why I don’t like putting on-off switches on Apple devices.”

    — Steve Jobs