Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide.
(March 15, 1959 - )
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.
When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool.
(November 16, 1930 - )
Reading, like writing, is a creative act. If readers only bring a narrow range of themselves to the book, then they'll only see their narrow range reflected in it.
The damage done in one year can sometimes take ten or twenty years to repair.
Evermore thanks, the exchequer of the poor
(April 26, 1564 - April 23, 1616)
It's such a privilege and honor for us that his name was chosen. ... He would have never expected anything like this.
The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order that I may love myself is very different from the image which I try to create in the minds of others in order that they may love me
W. H. Auden