History is the certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation."
I'd realized there were scarier things in the world than the monsters that lived in my nightmares."
"Can a person steal happiness? Or is it just another internal, infernal human trick?"
"An act of goodness might be one of the very few things of genuine worth in the world."
"In writing, it's not the most gifted but the most determined who succeed."
"He was hungry to learn about things. Unlike most of us, he was the sort of person who insisted on living out his beliefs."
"What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?"
"Death exists, not as the opposite but as a part of life."
"Sometimes the only way to learn is to live."
"The callous palms of the laborer are conversant with finer tissues of self-respect and heroism, whose touch thrills the heart, than the languid fingers of idleness."