"Misery is comfortable. It’s why so many people prefer it. Happiness takes effort."
"We cannot avoid the suffering of dissatisfaction by frequently changing our situation. We may think that if we keep getting a new partner or a new job, or keep traveling about, we will eventually find what we want; but even if we were to travel to every place on the globe, and have a new lover in every town, we would still be seeking another place and another lover. In samsara there is no real fulfillment of our desires."
"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."
"The only thing that spoiled her happiness was the knowledge that the darkness would come down on her again and she would be lost in it."