I hate this life of the fashionable world, always ordered, measured, ruled, like our music-paper. What I have always wished for, desired, and coveted, is the life of an artist, free and independent, relying only on my own resources, and accountable only to myself.
― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.
― Chaim Potok, The Chosen
Believe in your flyness, conquer your shyness.
― Kanye West
Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.
― Kurt Vonnegut