Let me tell you a secret: there is no such thing as an uninteresting life.

Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance

The sound of rain needs no translation.

Morimoto Roshi

There would seem to be nothing more obvious, more tangible and palpable than the present moment. And yet it eludes us completely. All the sadness of life lies in that fact.

Milan Kundera, The Art of the Novel

For backward or forward, eternity is the same; already have we been the nothing we dread to be.

Herman Melville, Mardi and a Voyage Thither

If we opened people up, we’d find landscapes.

Agnes Varda

For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.

T.S. Eliot

If this one day in the lifetime of a hundred years is lost, will you ever get your hands on it again?