“You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But […]
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground.
"I used to imagine adventures for myself, I invented a life, so that I could at least exist somehow."
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov.
"This is my last message to you: in sorrow, seek happiness."
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, White Nights.
"I am a dreamer. I know so little of real life that I just can’t help re-living such moments as these in my dreams, for such moments are something I have very rarely experienced. I am going to dream about you the whole night, the whole week, the whole year."
- Roald Dahl, Matilda.
“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”
"The only true voyage, the only bath in the Fountain of Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to see the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to see the hundred universes that each of them sees, that each of them is."
"Le seul véritable voyage, le seul bain de Jouvence, ce ne serait pas d'aller vers de nouveaux paysages, mais d'avoir d'autres yeux, de voir l'univers avec les yeux d'un autre, de cent autres, de voir les cent univers que chacun d'eux voit, que chacun d'eux est."- Marcel Proust
- Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
"In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it."
“I’m not sure what I’ll do, but— well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale.” — F. […]
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Love of the Last Tycoon.
"Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part.
"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live."