Theodora Goss

Living a Magical Life

"I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship." —Louisa May Alcott

"It was morning and I was still alive. Maybe I’ll write a novel, I thought. And then I did." —Charles Bukowski

"Most of us are called on to perform tasks far beyond what we can do. Our capabilities seldom match our aspirations, and we are often woefully unprepared. To this extent, we are all Assistant Pig-Keepers at heart." —Lloyd Alexander

"And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about." —Haruki Murakami

"Sexual attraction is not at all a purely physical event. The soul is always in search of whatever will complete its desire, and our physical eyes are never separate from the eyes of the soul." —Thomas More

"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash." —Leonard Cohen

"Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s." —Billy Wilder

"Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry." —Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant." —Maya Angelou

"Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art." —Maya Angelou