That's the hardest thing of all--never to become cynical, never to lose faith, never to become indifferent.
Forgiving was the hardest thing. Sometimes forgiving was the hardest thing in the whole world.
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
It's funny. No matter how hard you try, you can't close your heart forever. And the minute you open it up, you never know what's going to come in. But when it does, you just have to go for it! Because if you don't, there's not point in being here.
Hard is trying to rebuild yourself, piece by piece, with no instruction book, and no clue as to where all the important bits are supposed to go.
When faced with two equally tough choices, most people choose the third choice: to not choose.?
I realized how truly hard it was, really, to see someone you love change right before your eyes. Not only is it scary, it throws your balance off as well.
Why is this so hard? I whispered. His pulse leaped crazily at my admission. Everything worth fighting for is hard.
Always learn poems by heart. They have to become the marrow in your bones. Like fluoride in the water, they'll make your soul impervious to the world's soft decay.
Flying is simple. Hitting the ground is hard
Life is marvelously complex and beautiful and dreadful at the same time. If you embrace that, you will have the richest life on earth.
It is the hardest thing of all, the one thing that will show if you have the one true courage. To know that you have failed, that your best efforts have been defeated, to not be able to stand it, to not be able to go on and yet to go on nonetheless.
Grief was like a newborn, and the first three months were hard as hell, but by six months you'd recognized defeat, shifted your life around, and made room for it.
It's a lot easier to be crazy or mad than to just get on with living.
Living on steam isn't easy.