“You don’t know about real loss, ‘cause it only occurs when you’ve loved something more than you love yourself.”

Robin Williams, in Good Will Hunting

Sleep happily, old friend

“When you think that in the cold, violent, meaningless universe, that Paris exists, these lights?”
— Gil, Midnight in Paris
“The Middle East is truly the Anderson Cooper’s face of geopolitical disputes, in that in defiance of all appeals to reason and human decency, it never fucking changes.”
— John Oliver, Last Week Tonight
“There’s not a word yet, for old friends who’ve just met.”
— Jim Henson
“There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.”
— Irving Stone, Clarence Darrow for the Defense
“When I went in to have a triple bypass, I intentionally left a book half read on my nightstand. My family got the message: that I would be fine and home soon, because I would never leave a book unfinished.”
— Susan Holm, commenting on Humans of New York
“In my heart, I will always be a Canuck.”
— Gino Odjick
“Right or wrong, everybody’s got rights.”
— Mac Taylor, CSI NY
“When things go wrong, another man can tell you that everything is going to be okay. But not like a woman can.”
This guy, to Humans of New York
“Many among us had experienced the evils of war many times, and I was asking myself what I was created for. The internal voice used to tell me, ‘It is not fair to avenge your beloved one.’ It took time, but in the end we realized that we are all Rwandans. The genocide was due to bad governance that set neighbours, brothers and sisters against one another. Now you accept and you forgive. The person you have forgiven becomes a good neighbour.”

Cesarie Mukabutera, Rwandan genocide survivor, on forgiveness

For more, see the New York Times Magazine here.