"Je vadrouille à travers les jours comme une putain dans un monde sans trottoir." - Emil Cioran
Success is being able to look in the mirror and know that I am all right on that day. I don’t believe I’ve made it. I believe that I’m making it. I believe that I found my past so I can live in the present. It’s the most important thing to me. In the books and the plays and the touring and the gigs and the speeches and the – and the cash – it all pales into insignificance when compared with knowing that I didn’t do anything wrong. And I’m OK now.

In a fantastic episode of NPR’s TED Radio Hour, poet Lemn Sissay echoes Thoreau.

Complement with 5½ excellent commencement addresses on defining your own success.

The people I have loved in my life have never been easy to love. I’m not used to normal. I’m used to disaster.
— Augusten Burroughs, Dry
Persons with any weight of character carry, like planets, their atmospheres along with them in their orbits.
— Thomas Hardy, The Return of the Native
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Murky beaches along the Caribbean coast of Panama (at Playa La Angosta)

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Murky beaches along the Caribbean coast of Panama (at Playa La Angosta)

predecessors:

The Nile River flooding by the Giza Pyramids. October 31, 1927.

predecessors:

The Nile River flooding by the Giza Pyramids. October 31, 1927.