Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.

When you’re an introvert like me and you’ve been lonely for a while, and then you find someone who understands you, you become really attached to them. It’s a real release.

If you’re not going to be honest with us, we won’t care. If you hide yourself in your writing then we won’t read it.

If we want to fully experience love and belonging, we must believe that we are worthy of love and belonging.

To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody but yourself—means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight—and never stop fighting.

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.

There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them. Whenever I’m sad I’m going to die, or so nervous I can’t sleep, or in love with somebody I won’t be seeing for a week, I slump down just so far and then I say: ‘I’ll go take a hot bath.’

Go out and do for others what somebody did for you.

Now that you're an adult, you might still feel a pang of guilt when you decline a dinner invitation in favor of a good book. Or maybe you like to eat alone in restaurants and could do without the pitying looks from fellow diners. Or you're told that you're 'in your head too much', a phrase that's often deployed against the quiet and cerebral. Or maybe there's another word for such people: thinkers.