"I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations. If we don’t vibrate on the same frequency there’s just no reason for us to waste our time. I’d rather have no one and wait for substance than to not feel someone and fake the funk."
- From “The Sensualist,” or, “Ihara Saikaku Koushoku Ichidai Otoko (Ihara Saikaku’s Life of An Amorous Man),” directed by Yukio Abe (1991)
"‘Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.’ ~Helen Keller"