"How fragile we are, between the few good moments."
— Jane Hirshfield
"People will show you who they are, but we ignore it because we want them to be who we want them to be."
"We are asleep with compasses in our hands."
"To trap one’s self-suffering is to risk being devoured from the inside."
"I believed that I wanted to be a poet, but deep down I just wanted to be a poem."
"If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal."
"But I think it’s intoxicating when somebody is so unapologetically who they are."
"Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also."
"Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings more thrilling than understanding could ever be."
EDIT: I cannot believe how many people do not understand the English language and think that this quote is a typical “dumb blonde” joke. Read it and digest its meaning and you will find that the quote actually is a knock at men. In other words with only a bit of ambition a woman will surpass a man…
EDIT 2: And as http://mia-amore.tumblr.com/ pointed out, she meant that women should seek more than just equality but greatness in their own right… not that women shouldn’t have rights or whatever.
"I’ve always loved intelligent girls, no matter how they look, to be able to hold a conversation with someone is so important. The moment someone acts dumb, I lose interest. I think about the subtext and layers of a person when I design. I design for someone who has interest in the space around her, who is aware of her relationship with the world, someone a little evolved, a little concerned. I think putting more women in power will help solve a lot of problems in the world. It troubles me that the media celebrate women acting like bimbos on TV — it’s not cute, it’s ridiculous. I call it ‘Paris Hilton Syndrome’; there’s a place for that superficiality — but it must neutralized by an equally powerful, intelligent counterforce in culture. I don’t want to perpetuate the wrong ideal."