We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
Disappointment is part of life. Just like change.
—Sarah Dessen in The Moon and More
Man does not live by bread alone.
Man does not live by bread alone, but he also does not live long without it.
Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.
Did you ever think about all of the nights you lived through and can’t remember? The ones that were so mundane your brain just didn’t bother to record them. Hundreds, maybe thousands of nights come and go without being preserved by our memory. Does that ever freak you out? Like maybe your mind recorded all of the wrong nights?
—Matthew Quick in Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
It's a dangerous business going out your front door.
I hope you do not let anyone else’s expectations direct the course of your life.
—Julianne Donaldson in Edenbrooke