I spent much of my childhood listening to the sound of striving.– Michelle Obama in Becoming
She is the voice to my thoughts.
At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.Maya Angelou
No one is born ugly, we’re just born in a judgemental society.Kim Namjoon
No room for despair. Despair is a luxury.Brandon Sanderson (The Stormlight Archive – Way of Kings)
When the mind and body are busy then there’s no room for the dark and dreary.
To bake a cake in the eye of a storm; to feed yourself sugar on the cusp of danger.By Ocean Vuong
This quote is from the book, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong. Every line in this book is like poetry, beautiful, graceful and so impactful. The title of the book itself was amazing enough for me to pick it up and start reading. This literary fiction discusses some serious elements like trauma, violence, race, war, and survival.
To explain the above quote, the author says, “In the story, when a girl and her grandmother spot a storm brewing on the green horizon, instead of shuttering the windows or nailing boards on the doors, they set out to bake a cake. I was unmoored by this act, its precarious yet bold refusal of common sense.”
Bullies are scared people hiding inside scary people.Michelle Obama in Becoming
Workplaces are fascist. They’re cults designed to eat your life; bosses hoard your minutes jealously like dragons hoard gold.– Nouri on Spiritual Violence (Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber)
Couldn’t agree more!
A man’s emotions are what define him and control is the hallmark of true strength. To lack feelings is to be dead, but to act on every feeling is to be a child.– Brandon Sanderson, Way of Kings ❤
This line was like an awakening for me where I had to tell myself out loud, “See, did you read that. It’s ok to have so many emotions but stop being a child.” The Stormlight Archive has my heart and soul.
You don’t really know how attached you are until you move away, until you’ve experienced what it means to be dislodged, a cork floating on the ocean of another place.Michelle Obama.
Isn’t it true? We all must have experienced this at some point in our lives. It’s always exciting to move to a new country but who knew I would miss my home, India, so much. I sure do feel like a cork floating on foreign waters.
Illusions are what you manifest
To glorify a simple normal day in your life.