"The only thing in the world as strong as love is truth, and there are reasons for believing that as far as marriage is concerned, they are different aspects of the same thing."
"The story of a love is not important - what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity."
"Since our society equates happiness with youth, we often assume that sorrow, quiet desperation, and hopelessness go hand in hand with getting older. They don't. Emotional pain or numbness are symptoms of living the wrong life, not a long life."
"...to commit to a just cause with no hope of success is absurd. But then...not committing to a just cause is equally absurd. But only one choice offers the possibility for dignity. And dignity matters."
"When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home."
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."