Any idiot can face crisis; it’s this day-to-day living that wears you out.
— Anton Chekhov
You have got to feel it so desperately that you will find some way to say it that nobody has ever found before, so that the thing you have to say and the way of saying it blend as one matter—as indissolubly as if they were conceived together.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald (via here)
One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.
— Andre Gide (via here)