Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.Paul Brunton
You have but two topics; yourself and me, and I am sick of both.Samuel Johnson to James Boswell
if you want to run, run free, run fast and run proud because nobody is going to know what you’re running for except you.
He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch.Jean-Luc Godard
And silence, like darkness, can be kind; it, too, is a language.
Hanif Kureishi, from Intimacy (Scribner, 1999)
It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.John Green, Paper Towns