None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are. – Anne Rice who celebrates her 75th birthday today.
She also said:
The world changes, we do not, therein lies the irony that kills us.
You do have a story inside you; it lies articulate and waiting to be written — behind your silence and your suffering.
Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.
Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a very dangerous enemy indeed.
Ignore any loss of nerve, ignore any loss of self-confidence, ignore any doubt or confusion. Move on believing in love, in peace, and harmony, and in great accomplishment. Remember joy isn’t a stranger to you. You are winning and you are strong. Love. Love first, love always, love forever.