I woke up early and took the first

I woke up early and took the first train to take me away from the city. The noise and all its people. I was alone on the train and had no idea where I was going, and that?s why I went there. Two hours later we arrived in a small town, one of those towns with one single coffee shop and where everyone knows each other?s name. I walked for a while until I found the water, the most peaceful place I know. There I sat and stayed the whole day, with nothing and everything on my mind, cleaning my head. Silence, I learned, is some times the most beautiful sound.
— Charlotte Eriksson

Sometimes I feel proud of myself, not because

Sometimes I feel proud of myself, not because of any success I?ve achieved, but because I?m aware of all the difficulties that I have suffered or went through.

I?m an eyewitness at all the fear, weakness, frustration, failure, depression, refraction and bad luck moments that I?ve been through alone and which affected significantly but never was able to beat me for so long.

This is why I?m proud, because I?m here now stronger that yesterday, I’m still able to stand and continue on my way, still following up my dreams, still trying my best to build better future for me and my family and I will never ever give up!
— Shadi Kamal Kandil

We are all alone, born alone, die alone,

We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and?in spite of True Romance magazines?we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely?at least, not all the time?but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.
— Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967