We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. You always have the choice.
The Dalai Lama
(This quote had a profound effect on me and in reply to the anon talking about dealing with pain I thought you might appreciate it)
When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don’t seem to matter very much, do they?
Virginia Woolf (via drunk-on-books)