"About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all."
"Everybody pays attention to pictures of things. Nobody pays attention to things themselves."
"When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings."
"Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead. So why, one could say, be afraid of death, when death comes all the time?"