"Free your mind of the idea of deserving, of the idea of earning, and you will begin to be able to think."
— Ursula LeGuin, The Dispossessed
"Man ‘s a strange animal, and makes strange use
Of his own nature, and the various arts,
And likes particularly to produce
Some new experiment to show his parts;
This is the age of oddities let loose […]"
— Byron, Don Juan
"I reached that odd point when you are no longer young, and yet you’re still not old. You become a kind of centaur: half the person you used to be, half somebody else; that point when there is more you do not care about and less and less you do - you are in no man’s land; you keep moving, but not because you will get anywhere."
— Benjamin Prado from Not Only Fire (via gravellyrun), offering a perfect description of one’s twenties.