Wisdom’s a gift, but you’d trade it for youthVampire Weekend, Step
(In my sleep I dreamed this poem)
Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of darkness.
It took me years to understand
that this, too, was a gift.
There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless.Milan Kundera, Immortality
Getting older, you learn more—you see more. You know who’s who; you know who’s what.Russell Westbrook
Sensuality does not wear a watch but she always gets to the essential places on time. She is adventurous and not particularly quiet. She was reprimanded in grade school because she couldn’t sit still all day long. She needs to move. She thinks with her body. Even when she goes to the library to read Emily Dickinson or Emily Bronte, she starts reading out loud and swaying with the words, and before she can figure out what is happening, she is asked to leave. As you might expect, she is a disaster at office jobs.J. Ruth Gendler, The Book of Qualities
I have a habit of giving people ultimatums and then becoming disinterested in them after things go my way.
I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.Alice in Wonderland
Show me a beautiful girl and I’ll show you someone who is tired of fucking her.
I’m not a bad guy. I know how that sounds — defensive, unscrupulous, but it’s true. I’m like everybody else: weak, full of mistakes, but basically goodJunot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her