Blues: Fighting Strong

No matter what you do or say, there’s nothing you can do to make people understand you.

— Kurt Cobain

“But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it’s better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you’re fighting for.”

— Paulo Coelho

 

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”

— Louise Erdrich

Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they taught you.

— Herbert Gasser
 
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“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”

— Soren Kierkegaard

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