You can’t find intimacy—you can’t find home—when you’re always hiding behind masks. Intimacy requires a certain level of vulnerability. It requires a certain level of you exposing your fragmented, contradictory self to someone else. You running the risk of having your core self rejected and hurt and misunderstood.
― Junot Díaz
The biggest coward is a man who awakens a woman’s love with no intention of loving her.
― Bob Marley
That’s what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.
― Arundhati Roy
Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.
― Simone Weil
The enemy is a very good teacher.
― Dali Lama
What you think of yourself is much more important than what other people think of you.
― Marcus Annaeus Seneca
I looked at everyone and wondered where they came from, and who they missed, and what they were sorry for.
― Jonathan Safron Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
I have noticed that if you look carefully at people’s eyes the first five seconds they look at you, the truth of their feelings will shine through for just an instant before it flickers away.
― Sue Monk Kidd
People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
― Kent M. Keith