I am practicing being kind instead of right.
— ~ Matthew Quick, Silver Linings Playbook
Here I was - alive, and I could feel it. It was real. I wasn’t being consumed any longer. Or at least there was a part of me in existence that was not being consumed, and that was what gave me this intense real feeling of being alive. A life without that feeling might go on forever, but it would have no meaning at all.
— Haruki Murakami, Sleep (The Elephant Vanishes)