Simon Van Booy Quotes

Simon Van Booy Quotes

Language allows us to reach out to people, to touch them with our innermost fears, hopes, disappointments, victories. To reach out to people we'll never meet.
It's the greatest legacy you could ever leave your children or your loved ones:
The history of how you felt.

But those who seek only reassurance from life will never be more than tourists - seeing everything and trying to possess what can only be felt.
Beauty is the shadow of imperfection.

Children are the closest we have to wisdom, and they become adults the moment that final drop of everything mysterious is strained from them.

Death is the most sophisticated form of beauty, and the most difficult to accept.

I think music is what language once aspired to be. Music allows us to face God on our own terms because it reaches beyond life.

...I like stories very much,” the priest said. “They help me understand myself better.

[I] read books because I love them, not because I think I should read them.

Every moment is the paradox of now or never.

I think people would be happier if they admitted things more often. In a sense we are all prisoners of some memory, or fear, or disappointment - we are all defined by something we can’t change.

Where are people going? I wonder what they hope will happen and what they are afraid of? For me it’s the same thing and has to do with being loved.

We all have different lives, Martin believes – but in the end probably feel the same things, and regret the fear we thought might somehow sustain us.

Then, breathing slow, and almost deliberately, stops. But for a moment the old man doesn’t realize he is dead. He can feel Martin’s heart and mistakes it for his own.

I tried to convey to the boy how people’s lives are often altered by curved lines read slowly from paper, sand, or stone.

Every day is a masterpiece, even if it crushes you.

Royal Young's writing is that rare blend of irony and beauty.

His father was an attorney in Paris. He met Sebastien’s mother on a train to Amsterdam. There were no other seats. They were forced together and found they preferred it.

You were unsure which pain is worse - the shock of what happened or the ache for what never will.

Music helps us understand where we have come from but, more importantly, what has happened to us.

Life had called his name, and without thinking, he had stepped forward. He wondered if perhaps he was becoming the person he had always wanted to be.

I wanted to explain that trusting is harder than being trusted.

We cross from memory into imagination with only a vague awareness of change.

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