“There’s a Spanish proverb,” he said, “that’s always fascinated me. “Take what you want and pay for it, says God.’” “I don’t believe in God,” Daniel said, “but that principle seems, to me, to have a divinity of its own; a kind of blazing purity. What could be simpler, or more crucial? You can have anything you want, as long as you accept that there is a price and that you will have to pay it.”
Tana French, The Likeness (via jo2fatjokes)
The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
Joseph Campbell (via alexbracken)
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Attributed to Plato
This pops into my head every now and again, and it’s not a bad thing to remember.
And she hoped, anyway, that he would come to find what she had found, and feel what she felt, which was that there were always going to be intimations from the world that there was more to be had, something different and something better, beyond what they were sharing together. It was his loveliest gift to her, and one she was trying as hard as she could to give back to him, the special and certain knowledge that those intimations were just life trying to fake you out again, when in fact it didn’t get any better than this. It didn’t get any better than the two of them.
Chris Adrian, The Great Night
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