• One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. Brown
  • If you can do no good, at least do no harm. Vonnegut
  • To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind. Gilman
  • Writers may be disreputable, incorrigible, early to decay or late to bloom but they dare to go it alone. Updike
  • Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself. Kafka
  • We fear disturbance, change, fear to bring to light and to talk about what is painful. Suffering often feels like failure, but it is actually the door into growth. Sarton
  • The artist brings something into the world that didn’t exist before, and that he/she does it without destroying something else. Updike
  • All knowledge, the totality of all questions and answers, is contained in the dog. Kafka
  • To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something, while to secure it in this world we must do something. Gilman
  • Live by the harmless untruths that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy. Vonnegut
  • The only queer people are those who don’t love anybody. Brown
  • Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember nothing stays the same for long, not even pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go. Sarton