"We all want things to stay the same, David…settle for living in misery, because we’re afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins. Then I looked around in this place, at the chaos it’s endured, the way it’s been adapted, burned, pillaged…then found a way to build itself back up again, and I was reassured. Ruin is a gift, ruin is the road to transformation."
"If you’re brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter, old resentments, and set out on a truth-seeking journey, either externally or internally, and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet as a teacher…and if you are prepared, most of all, to forgive some very difficult realities about yourself, then the truth will not be withheld from you."
– Liz Gilbert, Eat Pray Love