Life, Quotes

We learn to understand ourselves through our relationships with the world around us–its seasons and landscapes, challenges and opportunities. And through our journey to find our place among so many others, we begin to recognize our own glimmer of light in a constellation of stars.

– Madisyn Taylor

Source: Physical Bodies on Earth, DailyOM

We learn to understand ourselves…

Life, Quotes

“Nothing is therefore more dangerous than solitude. Our imagination, forced by its very nature to unfold, nourished by the fantastic visions of poetry, gives shape to a whole order of creatures of which we are the lowliest, and everything around us seems to be more glorious, everyone else more perfect…If, on the other hand, we can make up our minds to go about our daily tasks, resigned to our feelings, and hardships, we often find that, in spite of our meanderings and procrastinations, we have gone farther than quite a few others have gone with their sails unfurled and steering gear functioning.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Nothing is therefore more dangerous than solitude…

Books, Literature, Quotes

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”

– Roald Dahl, Matilda.

“The books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone…

Artworks, Literature, Quotes

“I want to go places and see people…

“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. Scott Fitzgerald, The Ice Palace and Other Stories.

By the Lau River, Northern Bahr al Ghazal. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.