It is said in the Buddhist teachings that there is no task so difﬁcult that it cannot be broken down into a series of small, easy tasks.
What he was able to do is pause, and put things aside, and look at very ordinary things and marvel at them.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Evil is not an active principle in this universe; it is a sluggish compound of evasion, appetite, and self-interest. It gathers around your ankles.
I am like a ripe shit and the world is a gigantic asshole. We will both probably let go of each other soon.
“In a time when so much of what we know is subject to revision or obsolescence, the comfortable expert must go back to being a restless learner.”
“…times of uncertainty in our modern world breed magicians, witch-detectives, and consultants.”