[I] read books because I love them, not because I think I should read them.
You were unsure which pain is worse -- the shock of what happened or the ache for what never will.
Death is the most sophisticated form of beauty, and the most difficult to accept.
Coincidences mean you're on the right path.
I think music is what language once aspired to be. Music allows us to face God on our own terms because it reaches beyond life.
Music helps us understand where we have come from but, more importantly, what has happened to us.
Children are the closest we have to wisdom, and they become adults the moment that final drop of everything mysterious is strained from them.
The most significant conversations of our lives occur in silence.
I wanted to explain that trusting is harder than being trusted.
Language allows us to reach out to people, to touch them with our innermost fears, hopes, disappointments, victories. To reach out to people we'll never meet. It's the greatest legacy you could ever leave your children or your loved ones: The history of how you felt.
Life had called his name, and without thinking, he had stepped forward. He wondered if perhaps he was becoming the person he had always wanted to be.
Love requires imagination more than experience.
The very best and the very worst of life will come from [their] ability to love strangers.
..I like stories very much, the priest said. They help me understand myself better.
Actually, years mean nothing. It's what's inside them.