Words with Weight

to be nobody-but-yourself

in a world which is doing

its best, night and day,

to make you everybody

else - means to fight the hardest

battle which any human being can

fight; and never stop fighting.

ee cummings

Thick skin doesn't work anymore. I want to be transparent and translucent. For that to work, I won't own other people's shortcomings and cristicms.

I won't put what you say about me on my load.

Viola Davis

No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side.

Or you don't.

Stephen King, The Stand

What am I in the eyes of most people — a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person — somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then — even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart. That is my ambition, based less on resentment than on love in spite of everything, based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion.

Vincent Van Gogh