Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are.
— Niccolo Machiavelli (via theantidote)
There are two ways of seeing: with the body and with the soul. The body’s sight can sometimes forget, but the soul remembers forever.
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
Now all you can do is wait. It must be hard for you, but there is a right time for everything. Like the ebb and flow of tides. No one can do anything to change them. When it is time to wait, you must wait.
— Haruki Murakami/ The Wind Up Bird Chronicle (via thatkindofwoman)