“Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we're quoting.”



"You know how sometimes, people put some random quote that literally does not fit with the photo?

"Yes, I see those quite a lot actually."

"So what are you doing?"

"The exact thing you just talked about."





i.



"He is made up from words that not anyone can understand.
His mind is a dictionary of sadness and heartache.
And his heart is a poetry book for the hopeless.
He is the prettiest song,
the perfect sonnet,
the most meaningful haiku,
and the longest novel."


People are like open books, you just have to discover in what language it is written. To really know and understand it, you need to learn them slowly and be patient with its pages.






ii.



"A conversation is so much more than words:
a conversation is eyes, smiles,
the silences between the words."


Kadangkala kita hanya memerlukan seorang pendengar, bukan seseorang yang sering memotong percakapan. Kadangkala kita hanya memerlukan mata dan raga yang terjaga, bukan suara dalam bicara ketika kita sedang bercerita. Kadangkala kita hanya memerlukan seulas senyuman tulus dari hati, bukan panjang lebarnya pendapat dan nasihat. Dan kadangkala kita hanya memerlukan hangatnya tangan dalam genggaman, saling berbagi dalam diam.



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Writing is where you put all your reading.

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