Life is so brief that we should not glance either too far backwards or forwards… therefore study how to fix our happiness in our glass and on our plate.
— Grimod de la Reyniere
I’m almost never serious, and I’m always too serious. Too deep, too shallow. Too sensitive, too cold-hearted. I’m like a collection of paradoxes.
— Ferdinand de Saussure
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle—when the sun comes up, you’d better be running
— Abe Gubegna (via jovellyism)