Thoughts on Life

423 – “If your desires are not great, a little will seem much to you; for small appetite makes poverty equivalent to wealth.”

Variant: “By desiring little a poor man makes himself rich.”




421 – “Every single person on this Earth has the power to change the world.”

–Emma Thompson, but likely other sources as well


418 – “Realism is concerned only with the external shell of nature. People content with the discoveries they have made ignore the fact that there are other things to be discovered, even broader avenues to be explored.”

–Edvard Munch [Full Quote Below]


407 – A Quote about Life

“I want to live simply. I want to sit by the window when it rains and read books I’ll never be tested on.
I want to paint because I want to, not because I’ve got something to prove. I want to listen to my body, fall asleep when the moon is high and wake up slowly, with no place to rush off to.
I want not to be governed by money or clocks or any artificial restraints that humanity imposes on itself. I just want to be, boundless and infinite.”