How is it these two words feel so very different?
“Eat bread and understand comfort. Drink water, and understand delight.”
“it’s not the size but the surge that tells us when we’re in touch with something real”
“You ask me if I have any regrets. What kind a life you livin havin no regrets? You tell your story but you ain’t got no climax. You best get back in the ring.”
“Take me as I am, not as I want to be.”
“…there are two reasons that people won’t tell you that they’re afraid. First, because our culture has taught us that fear is something to be ashamed of. But far more than that, because we’re concerned that if we share our fear, you’ll push us to go forward, and we’re afraid to do that.”
“… anecdotes aren’t science. Like coincidences, they’re by-products of our story-seeking minds, connections we make as we search for solace in a confusing world.
“… Somehow, we’ve persuaded ourselves that we need to pretend that our anecdotal interventions are actual scientific breakthroughs instead of embracing the fact that we’re humans, and that stories work on us.”
“Confidence is knowing your actual limitations– as opposed to your fears and worries.
I think the closer we get to our real limits, the more at ease we are with ourselves.”
“There are things you can’t reach. But
you can reach out to them, and all day long. …
And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier.”
I’d rather blow the whole thing up than never light a match.
-Michaela Anne, “One Heart”