” You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going,
— because you might not get
“She says people ought to learn to live like them,
with the body abandoned
in a wilderness, and in the mind the memory of a single kiss, a single word, a single look to stand for a whole love.”
“It is my firm belief that all our lives we are preparing to be somebody or something, even if we don’t do it consciously.
And the time comes one morning when you wake up and find that you have become irrevocably
what you were preparing all this time to be. “
“Do I have your permission to rock away and give you the ride of your life?”
Why does it feel like he’s secretly talking dirty to me?
“Yeah, go ahead, rock it nice and hard,”
I say without thinking,
then bite down on my lip
as the dirty section of my brain
catches up with me.
Honestly, I didn’t even
know that side existed.
“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
“If anyone tells you that
a certain person speaks ill of you,
do not make excuses about
what is said of you,
but answer instead :
“He was ignorant of my other faults,
— else he would not have mentioned these alone.”
“I wonder why I don’t go to bed and go to sleep. But then it would be tomorrow, so I decide that no matter how tired, no matter how incoherent I am, I can skip on hour more of sleep and live.”