". . . I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses." ~ F. Nietzsche
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. " ~ Maya Angelou
"Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears." ~ Edgar Allan Poe
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ~ Mark Twain
"Buying books is immensely comforting. Maybe I won’t read them immediately, but they make me feel so much better whenever I’m sad and blue. Just their presence, it’s like having more to look forward to."