“A human being is a part of the whole - called by us - universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, I had somebody that I cared about. It was a partner…. somebody I had to look after. And in this world, that sort of shit’s good for one thing — gettin’ ya killed. So you know what I did? I wisened the fuck up and realized it’s gotta be just me.
“I don’t think I grew up too quickly, because I do think there’s a difference between being too grown-up for your age and just being wary and mature and exposed to life outside of the schoolyard.” — Saoirse Ronan