"Attach yourself to what is spiritually superior, regardless of what other people think or do. Hold to your true aspirations no matter what is going on around you."
"I laugh at those who think that they can damage me. They do not know who I am, they do not know what I think, they cannot even touch the things which are really mine and with which I live."
The more one is able to leave one’s cultural home, the more easily is one able to judge it, and the whole world as well, with the spiritual detachment and generosity necessary for true vision. The more easily, too, does one assess oneself and alien cultures with the same combination of intimacy and distance.
— Edward W. Said, Orientalism
“If everything you do needs to work on a three-year time horizon, then you’re competing against a lot of people. But if you’re willing to invest on a seven-year time horizon, you’re now competing against a fraction of those people…Just by lengthening the time horizon, you can engage in endeavors that you could never otherwise pursue.”
— Jeff Bezos
When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.
Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.