“…at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the greatest lie.”
|—||Paulo Coelho, “The Alchemist”|
Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching… I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.
When J.K. Rowling finished writing the first Harry Potter, she went to a window near her, opened the curtains, and saw a cat, just like Minerva McGonagall’s Animagus form, sitting on a wall staring at her, then she said: “Goodnight, professor McGonagall.”
“I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold on to each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it’s just too much. The current’s too strong. They’ve got to let go, drift apart. That’s how I think it is with us. It’s a shame, Kath, because we’ve loved each other all our lives. But in the end, we can’t stay together forever.”
It’s a feeling you have that you know something about yourself that nobody else does. The picture you have in your mind of what you are about will come true. It’s kind of a thing you kind of have to keep to your own self because it’s a fragile feeling, and you put it out there and somebody will kill it and so it’s best to keep that all inside.
– Bob Dylan