“ Still, what I want in my life is to be willing to be dazzled- to cast aside the weight of facts and maybe even to float a little above this difficult world. ”
I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.
My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends- It gives a lovely light!
I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.
Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.