"Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Stay home on New Year’s Eve if that’s what makes you happy. Skip the committee meeting. Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Read. Cook. Run. Write a story."
"I try not to be reactive to my anger; but when I am, I don’t beat myself up for it."
"I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center."
"Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck."
"In a way, you are poetry material. You are full of cloudy subtleties I am willing to spend a lifetime figuring out."
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."
“Don´t judge these people. They have their problems.
You can´t have relationships, if you´re not willing to be disappointed and hurt by that person. It´s almost impossible.
If you say “Yes,” to someone “I will”, you´re also saying “I will be hurt by you”. And there have to be a entering a world knowing that the richness of life, is all the good, joy and thrill of it, but also all the disappointment, hurt and heartache of it. And all of that, is what´s great.
People need each other. That actual interaction, relationship or friendship or romantic love affair, all the different ways relationships take form, is one of the hardest things we do in our lives.
It’s one of the biggest risks we’ll take in our lives… And let´s deal with them. And see what happens.“ - Philip Seymour Hoffman
"To be loved, I think, is the thing that gets you up in the morning."
"How do you move on? You move on when your heart finally understands that there is no turning back."
"There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after."
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (via quotasia