Here's my answer to the very real existential crisis that grips me midway through everything I've ever tried to do: I think stories help us fight the nihilistic urges that constantly threaten to consume us.
The world is broken, and all our attempts to fix it will inevitably fail, and some day all life will be extinguished from the planet and there will be no one to remember that any of us ever did anything. But this fact, strangely, does not delegitimize hope, because every now and again we find eviden
Mental health days only exist for people who have the luxury of saying 'I don't want to deal with things today' and then can take the whole day off, while the rest of us are stuck fighting the fights we always fight, with no one really caring one way or another, unless...
I mean, itâ€™s stupid to miss someone you didnâ€™t even get along with. But I donâ€™t know, it was nice, you know, having someone you could always fight with.
The prospect of a world that contains neither humans nor Z's is not so terrifying. Nature will take its world back. Animals will frolic and fight. There will be no lord of the manor, which is not such a bad thing, because it seems to me that people have done a pretty poor job of guiding the biospher
He'd fought hard, Lida told me, as if there was another way to fight.
I'll fight it. I'll fight it for you. Don't you worry about me, Hazel Grace. I'm okay. I'll find a way to hang around and annoy you for a long time.
If you donâ€™t know about Tumblr then you are not supposed to know about Tumblr. Itâ€™s like fight club.
Marriage must cease to be a matter of arrangement made by parents for money.
Modern civilization has taught us to convert night into day and golden silence into brazen din and noise.
Complete civil disobedience is a state of peaceful rebellion, a refusal to obey every single state-made law.
The nonviolent man automatically becomes a servant of God.
Moral result can only be produced by moral restraints.
I took the vow of celibacy in 1906. I had not shared my thoughts with my wife until then, but only consulted her at the time of making the vow. She had no objection.
All society is held together by nonviolence even as the earth is held in her position by gravitation.
Fear gone, there can be no hatred.
Love requires that true education should be easily accessible to all and should be of use to every villager in this daily life. The emphasis laid on the principle of spending every minute of one's life usefully is the best education for citizenship.
I refuse to put the unnecessary strain of learning English upon my sisters for the sake of false pride or questionable social advantage.
Even if the whole of India, ranged on one side, were to declare that Hindu-Muslim unity is impossible, I will declare that it is perfectly possible.
In true democracy every man and woman is taught to think for himself or herself.
Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison.
Nothing is so aggravating as calmness.
Every expression of truth has in it the seeds of propagation, even as the sun cannot hide its light.
An India prostrate at the feet of Europe can give no hope to humanity.
A labourer cannot sit at the table and write, but a man who has worked at the table all his life can certainly take to physical labour.
No country can become a nation by producing a race of imitators.
That I want to destroy British imperialism is another matter, but I want to do so by converting those who are associated with it.
Celebration of Independence Day with great pomp and show was quite appropriate when we were fighting for independence which we had neither seen nor handled. Now we have handled it and we seem to be disillusioned. At least - I am, even if you are not. What are we celebrating today? Surely, not our di