“No entanto, em meio à menor como em meio à maior felicidade é sempre uma coisa que torna a felicidade o que ela é: o poder esquecer ou, dito de maneira mais erudita, a faculdade de sentir a-historicamente durante a sua duração. Quem não pode se instalar no limiar do instante, esquecendo todo passado, quem não consegue firmar pé em um ponto como uma divindade da vitória sem vertigem e sem medo, nunca saberá o que é felicidade”—NIETZSCHE.
“It’s an awful truth that suffering can deepen us, give a greater lustre to our colours, a richer resonance to our words. That is, if it doesn’t destroy us, if it doesn’t burn away the optimism and the spirit, the capacity for visions, and the respect for simple yet indispensable things.”—Queen of the Damned, by Anne Rice, aquela linda.
“It’s like screaming, but no one can hear. You almost feel ashamed that some one could be that important, that without them, you feel like nothing. No one will ever understand how much it hurts. You feel hopeless, like nothing can save you. But when it’s over, and it’s gone, you almost wish that you could have all that bad stuff back, so that you could have the good.”—
“You say you love rain, but you open your umbrella when it rains. You say you love the sun, but you find a shadow spot when it shines. You say you love the wind, but you close your windows when it blows. This is why I am afraid, you say that you love me too.”
“It had flaws, but what does that matter when it comes to matters of the heart? We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”—Patrick Rothfuss
“Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says “Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up.” Man bursts into tears. Says “But Doctor… I am Pagliacci.”—