~ Etiquette at College, by Nellie Ballou, 1925
Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.
I’m afraid of time… I mean, I’m afraid of not having enough time. Not enough time to understand people, how they really are, or to be understood myself. I’m afraid of the quick judgements or mistakes everybody makes. You can’t fix them without time. I’m afraid of seeing snapshots, not movies.
Memory is fiction.
Keith Richards, Life
So true, we justify everything that we’ve ever done with our own sub-plots and stories until we can’t work out if we’re telling ourselves the truth or not.(via a-thousand-words)