"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."
"No tree, it is said, can grow to Heaven unless its roots reach down to Hell."
"The relationship you have with the world is just like any other relationship. Every now and again, even if it’s pissed you off for no good reason, you have to look it in the eyes and say: I love you."
"Life isn’t supposed to be an all or nothing battle between misery and bliss. Life isn’t supposed to be a battle at all. And when it comes to happiness, well, sometimes life is just okay, sometimes it’s comfortable, sometimes wonderful, sometimes boring, sometimes unpleasant. When your day’s not perfect, it’s not a failure or a terrible loss. It’s just another day."
"You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things."