• "You are wrong if you think joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living." - Chris McCandless
  • “I exist.’ In thousands of agonies — I exist. I’m tormented on the rack — but I exist! Though I sit alone in a pillar — I exist! I see the sun, and if I don’t see the sun, I know it’s there. And there’s a whole life in that, in knowing that the sun is there.” - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • "It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life." - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • "The Letter" by Linda Gregg
  • “The sea is a favourite place for the birth of visions.” - Carl Jung
  • “And when nobody wakes you up in the morning, and when nobody waits for you at night, and when you can do whatever you want. What do you call it, freedom or loneliness?” - Charles Bukowski
  • "I Worried" by Mary Oliver
  • “The number of hours we have together is actually not so large. Please linger near the door uncomfortably instead of just leaving. Please forget your scarf in my life and come back later for it.” - Mikko Harvey, Excerpt from "For M"
  • “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” - John A. Shedd
  • "Calling out someone’s name is pure childhood. It’s hide-and-seek. It’s imaginary. It’s desperately tender because it’s asking for reassurance — the belief that someone will answer back." - Durga Chew-Bose
  • "Being brave doesn’t mean you aren’t scared. Being brave means you are scared, really scared, badly scared, and you do the right thing anyway." - Neil Gaiman, Coraline
  • "And thus, the heart will break, yet brokenly live on." - Lord Byron
  • “Just breathe. You are strong enough to handle your challenges, wise enough to find a solution to your problems, and capable enough to do whatever needs to be done.” - Lori Deschene
  • "Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver
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