"Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn’t have the courage to say “yes” to life?"
"There is darkness in light, there is pain in joy, and there are thorns on the rose."
"The only way to be happy is to love. Unless you love, your life will flash by."
The Tree of Life (2011)
"I don’t hate you, I hate what you did to me."
"You will hear thunder and remember me,
And think: she wanted storms. The rim
Of the sky will be the colour of hard crimson,
And your heart, as it was then, will be on fire."
Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems
Her Sad Smile
She doesn’t need to be
the prettiest girl
rule the world
make all the guys passing by
stop dead in their tracks
whistle and wow
she only wants to feel okay
I see her oft with her sad smile
and I hope she’ll find one day
the perfect person I see now
"To be great, be whole;
Exclude nothing, exaggerate nothing that is not you.
Be whole in everything. Put all you are
Into the smallest thing you do.
So, in each lake, the moon shines with splendor
Because it blooms up above."