"If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were."
"Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow."
"Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, That we may record our emptiness."
"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."
"One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life."