“She loved to walk down the street with a book under her arm.
It had the same significance for her as an elegant cane for the dandy a century ago.
It differentiated her from others.”
– Milan Kundera
'In the beginning of their relationship, both proceeded as if they had entered a very dark room and were sliding their hands hesitantly up and down all the walls, feeling for a light switch while at the same time afraid that they might touch something sharp or dangerous. But from the minute they met, there was absolutely no game playing between them because they had had enough of that in their lives. They were eager to get to the heart of this matter. Both wanted to reach the point as soon as possible where sharing silence was just as good as sharing their life stories.
A warrior feeds her body well. She trains it, works on it. Where she lacks knowledge, she studies. But above all, she must believe in her strength of will and purpose and heart and soul.
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering…