"An outsider longing to be on the inside is the same as the soloist longing to work in an ensemble. I get great satisfaction in being a part of the proper -- for me -- community. I'm uncomfortable with various social groupings and clusterings. But when I'm in the right group, doing the right thing, I get as much satisfaction out of that as anyone who does it all the time.
Maybe more." —George Carlin
“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” —Kurt Vonnegut
We accept her! We accept her!
One of us! One of us!" —Johnny Eck
"What really raises one's indignation against suffering
is not suffering intrinsically, but the
senselessness of suffering." —Friedrich Nietzsche
"A sad soul can kill you quicker,
far quicker, than a germ." —John Steinbeck
"It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.'
I do not agree. The wounds remain.
In time, the mind, protecting its sanity,
covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens.
But it is never gone." —Rose Kennedy
"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good
must suffer with him." —Euripides
"Although the world is full of suffering,
it is also full of overcoming it." —Helen Keller
"The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create,
to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and
to be greater than our suffering." —Ben Okri
"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls;
the most massive characters are seared with scars." —Kahlil Gibran