I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them.
— Boris Pasternak (via observando)
Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.
— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind
Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.
— Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign