“Yet the definition we have made of ourselves is ourselves. To break out of it, we must make a new self. But how can the self make a new self when the selflessness which it is, is the only substance from which the new self can be made?”
Robert Penn Warren, All the King’s Men
“The secret of living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure.”
Measure not the work until the day’s out and the labor done.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
“Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness; I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.”
Kierkegaard, letter, 1847