Life on earth is a hand-to-hand mortal combat… between the law of love and the law of hate.
—José Martí (via observando)
Each of us is full of too many wheels, screws and valves to permit us to judge one another on a first impression or by two or three external signs.
—Anton Chekhov (via observando)
Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it.
—Joseph Conrad, Typhoon (via larmoyante)