From behind the bar, the Dear Leader produced an American musical instrument.
“What is it?” she asked.
“It’s called a gui-tar. It’s used to perform American rural music. It’s said to be especially popular in Texas,” he told her. “It’s also the instrument of choice for playing ‘the blues,’ which is a form of American music that chronicles the pain caused by poor decision making.”
Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master’s Son
If your photos aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.
You don’t have to find out you’re dying to start living
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What the hell is water?”
David Foster Wallace
Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.
You can overcome any calamity with joy. Yet, how can we feel joy when we’re overcome with depression, sadness, hopelessness? Move! Sing! Dance!
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
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