"Grown-ups like numbers. When you tell them about a new friend, they never ask questions about what really matters. They never ask: ‘What does his voice sound like?’ ‘What games does he like best?’ ‘Does he collect butterflies?’ They ask: ‘How old is he?’ ‘How many brothers does he have?’ ‘How much does he weigh?’ ‘How much money does he have?’ Only then do they think they know him. If you tell grown-ups, ‘I saw a beautiful red brick house, with geraniums at the windows and doves at the roof…,’ they won’t be able to imagine such a house. You have to tell them, ‘I saw a house worth a thousand francs.’ Then they exclaim, ‘What a pretty house!’"
that feels like
warm coffee sips;
Just a few reminders
- A cup of black coffee and an apple isn’t a meal
- Some oats mixed with a mashed banana isn’t a cookie
- Ice cream isn’t the devil
- You don’t have to recover the same way everyone else does
- You don’t have to prove to anyone that you are “sick enough”
"Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein."
"We are funny creatures. We don’t see the stars as they are, so why do we love them? They are not small gold objects, but endless fire."
"A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them."
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid (via observando)