I looked at everyone and wondered where they came from, and who they missed, and what they were sorry for.
— Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Get scared. It will do you good. Smoke a bit, stare blankly at some ceilings, beat your head against some walls, refuse to see some people, paint and write. Get scared some more. Allow your little mind to do nothing but function. Stay inside, go out - I don’t care what you’ll do; but stay scared as hell. You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself.
— Albert Camus, Notebooks, 1951-1959
Respect people who find time for you in their busy schedule, but love people who never look at their schedule when you need them.
As much as I want a girl in my life, I really don’t. I need my time alone. How do I find a balance?