For lovers of laughter, wisdom, and tea.

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.

Herman Melville
4:58 pm, by uncle-iroh
tagged: herman melville, poverty, privilege,

Tea with chocolate pistachio madeleines.

Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.

Jodi Picoult (Sing You Home)

Words move, music moves
Only in time, but that which is only living
Can only die. Words, after speech, reach
Into the silence.

T.S. Eliot (Four Quartets)

We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them.

Anaïs Nin

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.

Dalai Lama XIV
5:03 pm, by uncle-iroh
tagged: dalai lama, luck, fortune, chance,

Grandma, there’s one thing that Mako and I have learned from all our years on the street: it doesn’t matter where you go; if you have your family with you, you’ll always be at home.

Bolin (The Legend of Korra)

What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.

Robin Williams (Patch Adams)

Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s also the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.

Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie)

The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser — in case you thought optimism was dead.

Robert Brault
9:52 pm, by uncle-iroh
tagged: robert brault, optimism,