"When gods die, they die hard. It’s not like they fade away, or grow old, or fall asleep. They die in fire and pain, and when they come out of you, they leave your guts burned. It hurts more than anything you can talk about. And maybe worst of all is, you’re not sure if there will ever be another god to fill their place. Or if you’d ever want another god to fill their place. You don’t want fire to go out inside you twice."
— The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt (via nerd-chic)
"I plan to live out the rest of my life standing in the light of vulnerability and authenticity—and I will embrace anyone who courageously meets me there."
Right down my alley
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
— Theodore Roosevelt (via kushandwizdom)