"Read books. Care about things. Get excited. Try not to be too down on yourself. Enjoy the ever-present game of knowing."
"…I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand up under the weight."
"Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts"
"If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him."
— Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept