"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
— Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
"Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in"
— Leonard Cohen
"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."
— Audre Lorde
"Reading is entering into the consciousness of another human being."
— Gary Shteyngart (via reading-as-breathing)
(Source: divine-despair, via reading-as-breathing)