There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (via matrem)
We cannot change the hearts of those people, but we can make war so terrible… [and] make them so sick of war that generations would pass away before they would again appeal to it.
Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, during his March to the Sea
If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet…maybe we could understand something.
Federico Fellini (via criterion-collection)
I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.
Virginia Woolf (via gentles)
Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.
Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)