"Life has many ways of testing a person’s will – either by having nothing happen at all, or by having everything happen at once."
"Will you come with me to the mountains? It will hurt at first, until your feet are hardened. Reality is harsh to the feet of shadows. But will you come?"
"Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know."
"You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world."