“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”

Rainer Maria RilkeRainer Maria Rilke

“You cannot observe people through an ideology. Your ideology observes for you.”

Philip RothPhilip Roth

“Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things.”

Georgia O’KeeffeGeorgia O'Keeffe

“It is with acts of attention that we decide who to hear, who to see, and who in our world has agency. In this way, attention forms the ground not just for love, but for ethics.”

Jenny OdellJenny Odell

“If you think that moral reasoning is something we do to figure out the truth, you’ll be constantly frustrated by how foolish, biased, and illogical people become when they disagree with you.”

Jonathan HaidtJonathan Haidt

“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell

“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.”

Victor HugoVictor Hugo

“The practice of never assuming an experience you have is the whole story will support you in a life of possibility and equanimity. When we obsessively focus on these events they may appear catastrophic, but they are just a small aspect of a larger life. And the further you zoom back, the smaller each experience becomes. Zoom in and obsess. Zoom out and observe. We get to choose.”

Rick RubinRick Rubin

“We see things as we are, not as they are.”

Anais NinAnais Nin

“A problem well put is half solved.”

John DeweyJohn Dewey