Another friend tells you you have to learn not to absorb the world. She says sometimes she can hear her own voice saying silently to whomever—you are saying this thing and I am not going to accept it. Your friend refuses to carry what doesn’t belong to her.
― Claudia Rankine
You have been having our rights so long, that you think, like a slave-holder, that you own us. I know that it is hard for one who has held the reins for so long to give up; it cuts like a knife. It will feel all the better when it closes up again.
― Sojourner Truth
Well, we have a whole new year ahead of us. And wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all be a little more gentle with each other, a little more loving, and have a little more empathy, and maybe, next year at this time we’d like each other a little more. –Judy Garland
Past and Present I know well; each is a friend and sometimes an enemy to me. But it is the quiet, beckoning Future, an absolute stranger, with whom I have fallen madly in love. –Richelle E. Goodrich
I am excited to be alive in you, and I am thankful for another year.
Midnight on New Year’s Eve is a unique kind of magic where, just for a moment, the past and the future exist at once in the present. Whether we’re aware of it or not, as we countdown together to it, we’re sharing the burden of our history and committing to the promise of tomorrow. –Hillary DePiano
What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet. –Anne Frank
When you start to think of all the things that should have been better this year, remember the mountains and valleys that got you here….Those moments weren’t in vain. You are not the same, you have grown and you are growing….You are wrapped in boundless grace. And things will get better. There is more to you than yesterday. –Morgan Harper Nichols
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. –Maria Robinson
Light is the left hand of darkness
and darkness the right hand of light.
Two are one, life and death, lying
together like lovers . . . like hands joined together, like the end and the way. –Ursula K. LeGuin