Quote for Today: Virginia Woolf

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For now she need not think of anybody. She could be herself, by herself. And that was what now she often felt the need of – to think; well not even to think. To be silent; to be alone. All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others… and this self having shed its attachments was free for the strangest adventures.
Virginia WoolfTo the Lighthouse
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Quote for Today: Hannah Brencher

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I learned vulnerability is a bit like those Russian nesting dolls, the ones that get smaller and smaller in size when you twist the top off and pull another one out. In the end, you’re left with the tiniest doll, that one nugget. No more layers to take off. Nothing left but a surprise, the surprise of finding out the littlest doll is the most solid of them all. It doesn’t hide inside of itself.

Hannah BrencherIf You Find This Letter: My Journey to Find Purpose Through Hundreds of Letters to Strangers

Quote for Today: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Light in the Dark by TwilitesMuse with CCLicense

Light in the Dark by TwilitesMuse with CCLicense

Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either — but right through every human heart — and through all human hearts. This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years. And even within hearts overwhelmed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained. And even in the best of all hearts, there remains … an unuprooted small corner of evil.

Aleksandr SolzhenitsynThe Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956