The ones you have to keep on eye are the ones who can keep their kindness intact in the face of adversity.
Even with a clear understanding we have failed we have found a way to keep smiling in the face of it. So wonderful!
What and how much had I lost by trying to do only what was expected of me instead of what I myself had wished to do?
- Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
(Source: larmoyante, via ittybitty-world)
From now on I hope always to educate myself as best I can. But lacking this, in future I will relaxedly turn back to my secret mind to see what it has observed when I thought I was sitting this one out. We never sit anything out. We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
- Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing (1990)