Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is just opinion.
Democritus of Abdera
People always clap for the wrong things.
― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
I learned to make my mind large, as the universe is large, so that there is room for paradoxes.
Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior
The peace that comes with surrendered action turns to a sense of aliveness when you actually enjoy what you are doing.
I feel overwhelmingly grateful to them, but I don’t know what to do with their invisible gifts.
J.D. Salinger, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction