If you can’t accept people as they are, give them up. Don’t try to change them. Besides, it’s usually too late.
Bonjour Tristesse (1958) dir. by Otto Preminger
*militarily intervenes in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya*
Russia should respect the sovereignty of Ukraine
When you’re young, you think everything you do is disposable. You move from now to now, crumpling time in your hands, tossing it away. You’re your own speeding car. You think you can get rid of things, and people too — leave them behind. You don’t yet know about the habit they have, of coming back.
Time in dreams is frozen. You can never get away from where you’ve been.
Margaret Atwood, “The Blind Assassin”
Death is nothing to us. When we exist, death is not; and when death exists, we are not. All sensation and consciousness ends with death and therefore in death there is neither pleasure nor pain. The fear of death arises from the belief that in death, there is awareness.
Epicurus, Greek Philosopher
It’s so strange how life works: You want something and you wait and wait and feel like it’s taking forever to come. Then it happens and it’s over and all you want to do is curl back up in that moment before things changed.
Lauren Oliver, Delirium