“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life.
I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have
many friends and to have loneliness, to work much
and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself,
to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is
difficult to get all which I want. And then when I
do not succeed I get mad with anger.”
– Simone de Beauvoir
“Go to a coffee shop. Sit by the bar with the glass
windows and look out. Look at all the people
running to catch a train. All the girls with one too
many shopping bags. All the couples too in love to
care. Then you’ll see it — a bit of yourself in everyone.
And somehow, sitting alone in a coffee shop
had never felt so good.”
“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.”
– Albert Einstein
Adventure planning. I am all about it.
“People show that they like you in all kinds of different ways. But some basic ones are … they want to hear your stories. They care how you feel. They want to make your day better. They want to listen to your problems. They reach out to you. … One nice definition of love, I think, is that another person’s happiness is more important to your own.”