Toni Whorrison

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  • Nietzsche was the one who did the job for me. At a certain moment in his life,the idea came to him of what he called ‘the love of your fate.’ Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say, ‘This is what I need.’ It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an opportunity, a challenge. If you bring love to that moment—not discouragement—you will find the strength is there. Any disaster you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life. What a privilege! This is when the spontaneity of your own nature will have a chance to flow.

    Then, when looking back at your life, you will see that the moments which seemed to be great failures followed by wreckage were the incidents that shaped the life you have now. You’ll see that this is really true. Nothing can happen to you that is not positive. Even though it looks and feels at the moment like a negative crisis, it is not. The crisis throws you back, and when you are required to exhibit strength, it comes.

    —    Joseph Campbell (via crematedadolescent)

    (via kwakuskorner)

    “ a woman will tell you
    every home she has ever inhabited
    has been broken into
    starting with her body. ”

    —    Suheir Hammad, “Letter to Anthony/Critical Resistance” (via larmoyante)

    “ I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left. ”

    —    ― Margaret Thatcher (via psych-quotes)

    (via andropomorphine)

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