“She seems so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet her eyes remain fixed upon the horizon. You think you know all there is to know about her immediately upon meeting her, but everything you think you know is wrong. Passion flows through her like a river of blood. She only looked away for a moment, and the mask slipped, and you fell. All your tomorrows start here.”—Neil Gaiman
“Even when we choose recovery, many of us are still clutching the last threads of our unraveling eating disorders because we’re simply afraid to live. We don’t trust ourselves. We have no faith that we’re going to make it through the next emotional upheaval. It’s heartbreaking because we do have the ability to tolerate those gut-wrenching feelings, and they do pass.”—Josie Tuttle
“It’s really sad to know that girls are growing up wanting only to be skinny and beautiful because as a child everyone always told them how pretty they were, and it’s what’s fucking everything up. Can we please raise our children to be more than attractive? Stop complimenting them all the time and instead encourage them to talk about books and films and ideas.”—Andrea
“Souls love. That’s what souls do. Egos don’t, but souls do. Become a soul, look around, and you’ll be amazed-all the beings around you are souls. Be one, see one.
When many people have this heart connection, then we will know that we are all one, we human beings all over the planet. We will be one. One love. And don’t leave out the animals, and trees, and clouds, and galaxies-it’s all one. It’s one energy. It comes through in individual ways, but it’s one energy. You can call it energy, or you can call it love. I like to look at a tree and see that it’s love. Don’t you?”—Ram Dass
“We [Americans] are members of the most destructive culture ever to exist. Our assault on the natural world, on indigenous and other cultures, on women, on children, on all of us through the possibility of nuclear suicide and other means—all these are unprecedented in their magnitude and ferocity.”—Derrick Jensen