"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest."
— Confucius (via observando)
"No one feels another’s grief, no one understands another’s joy. People imagine they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by."
— Franz Schubert (via perfect)
(Source: larmoyante, via afidelitytofiction)
"The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater."
— J.R.R. Tolkien (via observando)
"When something bothered me, I didn’t talk with anyone about it. I thought it over all by myself, came to a conclusion, and took action alone. Not that I really felt lonely. I thought that’s just the way things are. Human beings, in the final analysis, have to survive on their own."
— Haruki Murakami (村上 春樹), “Sputnik Sweetheart” (via xu-an)
"I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don’t know the answer."
— Douglas Adams (via observando)