"I love you, that means I’m not just here for the pretty parts. I’m here no matter what."
Me on my wedding day: you still like me right
"I cannot disguise from you that there is a black mood upon me. Time and I have quarreled. All hours are midnight now."
"Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection - or compassionate action."