Calvin: I'm a genius, but I'm a misunderstood genius. Hobbes: What's misunderstood about you? Calvin: Nobody thinks I'm a genius.
It was the tension between these two poles - a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other - that kept me going.
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did.
Whoever you are, now I place my hand upon you, that you be my poem; I whisper with my lips close to your ear, I have loved many women and men, but I love none better than you.
I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.
A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.