"You never know how sick you are until you try to recover."
"I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use — silence, exile, and cunning"
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (via
"Learn to be calm and you will always be happy."