"The mouth should have three gatekeepers. Is it true? Is it kind? And is it necessary?"
"This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play."
"You have witchcraft in your lips."
"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing."
"Someone asked me what home was,
and all I could think of were the stars
on the tip of your tongue, the flowers
sprouting from your mouth, the roots
entwined in the gaps between your fingers,
and the ocean echoing the inside of your ribcage."
"But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in."