qotd: loss

Version 2

The art is not one of forgetting but letting go. And when everything else is gone, you can be rich in loss.

—Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

qotd: impossible

Version 4

How deep they drove themselves into me, the things it was impossible to say aloud.

—Virginia Woolf, Moments of Being

qotd: beauty


What is pertinent is the calmness of beauty, its sense of restraint. It is as though the land knows of its own beauty, its own greatness, and feels no need to shout it.

—Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day


qotd: want

Version 2

What we miss—what we lose and what we mourn—isn’t it this that makes us who, deep down, we truly are. To say nothing of what we wanted in life but never got to have.

—Sigrid Nunez, The Friend