Your car is German.
Your vodka is Russian.
Your pizza is Italian.
Your kebab is Turkish.
Your democracy is Greek.
Your coffee is Brazilian.
Your movies are American.
Your tea is Tamil.
Your shirt is Indian.
Your oil is Saudi Arabian.
Your electronics are Chinese.
Your numbers Arabic.
Your letters Latin.
And you complain that your neighbour is an immigrant? Ha.
In the end, only three things matter:
how much you loved,
how gently you lived, and
how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.
“But she needed no more advice and no more instruction. She was calm and quiet now with knowing what she had always known, what neither her parents nor Aunt Claire nor Frank nor anyone else had ever had to teach her:
that if you wanted to do something absolutely honest, something true, it always turned out to be a thing that had to be done alone.”
-Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road
Quick To Forgive - Limited Edition Quote Art Print (MEDIUM - A3)
You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.
Don’t get stuck. Move, travel, take a class, take a risk.
There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming.
Don’t lose yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate ladder either. Stop every once in a while and go out to coffee or climb in bed with your journal. Now is your time. Walk closely with people you love. Don’t get stuck in the past, and don’t try to fast-forward yourself into a future you haven’t yet earned. Give today all the love and intensity and courage you can, and keep travelling honestly along life’s path.
Jenny Holzer - Living (1980-82)