“There is a Catskill eagle in some souls that can alike dive down into the blackest gorges, and soar out of them again and become invisible in the sunny spaces. And even if he forever flies within the gorge, that gorge is in the mountains, so that even in his lowest swoop the mountain eagle is still higher than other birds upon the plain, even though they soar.”—Moby-Dick, Herman Melville
“Life’s a mess. You are not entitled to expect anything from it. Life is not fair. Everything does not balance out in the end. Life happens, and you have no control over it. Good and bad things happen to you day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment. Your degree is a poor armour against fate.”—Don’t Work. Be Hated. Love Someone. a commencement address by Adrian Tan
“But I must admit I miss you quite terribly. The world is too quiet without you nearby. I go to bed early and rise late and feel as if I have hardly slept.”—Lemony Snicket, The Beatrice Letters (via loveyourchaos)
Children’s books are one of the few voyages we all still take together. For those few blissful pages, our imaginations all pointed the same direction, and we sailed off through night and day and in and out of weeks to where the Wild Things are.