Sow good services; sweet remembrances will grow them.
In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable.
A religious life is a struggle and not a hymn.
The only obsession everyone wants: ‘love.’ People think that in falling in love they make themselves whole? The Platonic union of souls? I think otherwise. I think you’re whole before you begin. And the love fractures you. You’re whole, and then you’re cracked open.
—Philip Roth in The Dying Animal
Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.