This book has officially been animal approved
What does it mean, anyway, to be an animal in human clothing? We carry around these big brains of ours like the crown jewels, but mostly I find that millions of years of evolution have prepared me for one thing only: to follow internal rhythms. To walk upright, to protect my loved ones, to cooperate with my family group- however broadly I care to define it- to do whatever will help us thrive.
— Barbara Kingsolver, High Tide in Tucson
At the time my life just seemed too complete and maybe we have to break everything to make something better of ourselves.
— The Narrator, Fight Club (via theuntitledpiece)
We must know the pain of loss; because if we never knew it, we would have no compassion for others, and we would become monsters of self-regard, creatures of unalloyed self-interest. The terrible pain of loss teaches humility to our prideful kind, has the power to soften uncaring hearts, to make a better person of a good one.
— Dean Koontz, The Darkest Evening Of The Year (via itwasallplay)