You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.
Emma is not a person. Emma is a place that you get stuck in. Emma is a pain that you cannot erase.
Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.
If you think that peace and happiness are somewhere else and you run after them, you will never arrive.
One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.