Lisa Cholodenko: "It's already hard enough..."

"It's already hard enough to open your heart in this world... Don't make it any harder."

John Steinbeck: "I believe a strong..."

"I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart.  I guess a loving woman is almost indestructible."

—John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Daniel Quinn: "Something better than civilization..."

"Something BETTER than civilization is waiting for us. Something much better - unless you're one of those rare individuals who just loves dragging stones."

—Daniel Quinn, Beyond Civilization

Khalil Gibran: "You are far, far..."

"You are far, far greater than you know - and all is well."

Khalil Gibran