Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.
A dog can never tell you what she knows from the
smells of the world, but you know, watching her,
that you know
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.
The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me.
In me, too, many things have been destroyed that I thought were bound to last forever and new ones have formed that have given birth to new sorrows and joys which I could not have foreseen…
When a great moment knocks on the door of your life, it is often no louder than the beating of your heart, and it is very easy to miss it.
I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing – a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process…
There is still slavery in the world. There is still a valuing of human beings according to their race or class or gender or culture or sexuality. Part of the reason for this cutting off of empathy is the anesthetizing of our senses to the suffering of animals. Once we grow callous, we cannot feel fully for anyone- not even for ourselves.