Being disappointed is one thing and being discouraged is something else. I am disappointed but I am not discouraged.
The devil is not as black as he is painted.
- Dante Alighieri, The divine comedy
I’m broken, but I have to learn how to live. I feel stuck together with scotch tape, like after any breath everything could come apart. If it does, if it all comes undone, I think I’ll fall down and never rise again.
- Anna White, Mended
What if I told you I’m incapable of tolerating my own heart?
- Virginia Woolf, Night and Day
You brave, brave thing.
One day, you’re going to
stop leaving the door open
for people who only know how
to keep leaving.
— Yasmin Z, We’re All Still Learning
Not everyone you lose is a loss.
I am the end or the beginning.
— Franz Kafka