I cannot be a monk, nor a crusader, nor a tumbler. I must stay here and hem sheets until I die. My humors are greatly out of balance. I prescribe for myself wormwood and spiced wine and some of the custard left from supper, and I will let all of the dogs sleep in my bed.
I want to remake the world; anything less is not worth the trouble.
My pains are but trifling things compared to my joy.
I know what I want. A full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world.
I feel safer when you're here. You're so big and sturdy, like a beautiful tree I can lean on and not knock over.
I want to remake the whole world; anything less is not worth the trouble.
Just as a river by night shines with the reflected light of the moon, so too do you shine with the light of your family, your people, and your God. So you are never far from home, never alone, wherever you go.
Love brightens and purifies the heart.
Minds, like diapers, need occasional changing.
I am near fourteen and have never yet seen a hanging. My life is barren.
It's important to know what you think, my dear, or else you will be so hemmed in by other people's ideas and opinions, you won't have room for your own.
she dreamed of nothing, for she hoped for nothing and expected nothing. It was as cold and dark inside her as out in the frosty night.
I cannot escape my life but can only use my determination and courage to make it the best I can.
I think sometimes that people are like onions. On the outside smooth and whole and simple but inside ring upon ring, complex and deep.
Fathers should make you feel safe.
Just because you don't know everything don't mean you know nothing.
I watched the early morning light pass over and through the windows of colored glass, leaving streaks of red and green and yellow on the stone floor. When I was little, I used to try and capture the colored light. I thought I could hold it in my hand and carry it home. Now I know it is like happiness- it is there or it is not, you cannot hold it or keep it.