The more I suffer, the more I love. Danger will only increase my love. It will sharpen it, forgive its vice.
|—||Bernhard Schlink (via katefuckingwinslet)|
I’m sorry you were not truly loved and that it made you cruel.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not ; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
|—||Israel Regardie (via buildings-on-fire)|