I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (via observando)
Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success.
—Oscar Wilde (via observando)
The plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don’t need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone.
—Nick Hornby, How to Be Good (via observando)