“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.”—Osho (via slekes)
“Doctor," he says, "I just fucked up.
“How did you do that, Henry?
“I told a patient the truth.
“If we know the truth, Henry, does it not set us free?
“No,” he replies to himself, looking up at the ceiling. “Not in the slightest.”—Stephen King (Dreamcatcher)
“…and wishing that Carol Gerber would look at him, John Sullivan, just once the way she always looked at Bobby.
In time she had looked at him of course, but never in quite the same way. Was it because she was no longer eleven or because he wasn’t Bobby? Sully didn’t know. The look itself had been a mystery. It seemed to say that Bobby was killing her and she was glad, she would die that way until the stars fell from the sky and the rivers ran uphill and all the words to “Louie Louie” were known.”—Stephen King (Hearts in Atlantis)