“The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.”—Lao Tzu
"There’s always a story. It’s all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world."
"It’s interesting, isn’t it? Being in the world?" —Eiji Yoshikawa
“Like medicine (architecture) must move from the curative to the preventive.”
“I barely noticed loneliness anymore; it was my normal condition, by necessity if not by nature.”
“I’ll never see them again. I know that. And they know that. And knowing this, we say farewell.”
"…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…"
Edit: But they don’t stay that way… also, there are women in this world.
“It would be too easy to say that I feel invisible. Instead, I feel painfully visible, and entirely ignored.”
Big cities have a way of making you feel that way, don’t they?
“How we need another soul to cling to.”
It all decays…eventually.
“Coffee is a way of stealing time that should by rights belong to your older self.” —Terry Pratchett
“The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families.”—Jay McInerney
“We live as we dream—alone….”
“No matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away.” —Haruki Murakami
“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” —Emma Lazarus
Brutal Simplicity Theme