“Some people learn from mistakes and don’t repeat them. Others try to block the memories and just delete them. But I keep ‘em as a reminder they not killing me - And I thank God for teaching me humility. ‘Cause even when the world is falling on top of me, pessimism is an emotion, not a philosophy. Knowing what’s wrong doesn’t imply that you right. And it’s another, when you suffer to apply it in life. But I’m no rookie.”—
Do not take a person’s words to heart. No one ever means what they say & even if they do, they wind up going back on it at some point. Words are just USELESS letters that just form RECYCLED phrases repeated over and over to ANYONE who will listen. If you want someone to believe you - PROVE IT. BE THERE. DO IT.
“I don’t think we have all the words in a single vocabulary to explain what we are or why we are. I don’t think we have the range of emotion to fully feel what someone else is feeling. I don’t think any of us can sit in judgment of another human being. We’re incomplete creatures, barely scrapping by. Is it possible - from the perspective of this quickly spinning Earth and our speedy journey from crib to coffin - to know the difference between right, wrong, good, and evil? I don’t know if it’s even useful to try”—Alexandra Fuller "Scribbling the Cat"
“Men in general judge more by the sense of sight than by the sense of touch, because everyone can see, but only a few can test by feeling. Everyone sees what you seem to be, few know what you really are, and those few do not dare take a stand against the general opinion.”—Niccolo Machiavelli