"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
"The practice of art isn’t to make a living. It’s to make your soul grow."
"Don’t announce your problems to the world looking for sympathy. Most don’t care, many don’t want to hear them and some are glad you have them. Address your concerns to Allah, He’s always there and He can help."
"When we give freely, we feel full and complete; when we withhold, we feel small, petty, impotent, and lacking. We are meant to learn this great truth, that giving fulfills us, while withholding and trying to get causes us to feel empty and even more needy. This truth runs counter to our programming, which drives us to try to get something from others to fulfill our neediness, only to end up even more needy, grasping, lacking, and unfulfilled."