"Obscurity and a competence—that is the life that is best worth living."
"The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses."
"Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness."
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect."
"Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being."