'What’s the world’s greatest lie?' The boy asked, completely surprised.
‘It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That is the world’s greatest lie.’
— Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (via larmoyante)
There’s no art in giving what you have. The art is giving what you haven’t got. The gift of empty hands.
— Anna Kamienska, from Industrious Amazement: A Notebook