"I find beauty in all things authentic, pure, and eternal.
And so I value honesty, I value holiness, and I value the soul."
"a life on the road without concern for wealth or even stability, rather an enjoyment of surroundings, whatever they may be"
"Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them."
"I have counseled many young men to break up with the woman they were dating because they had made her their life. She was the sun of his universe, around which he orbited. A man needs a much bigger orbit than a woman. He needs a mission, a life purpose, and needs to know his name. Only then is he fit for a woman, for only then does he have something to invite her into."
"Originality is necessarily rooted in origin"
When the monotonous routine that characterizes our modern lives is interrupted by something spontaneous, lucky, beautiful or out of the ordinary it reveals the wonder that hides in the mysterious fabric of life. It reminds us that even when we think we’re in control, we’re not. Serendipitous moments stay with us our entire lives, whether it’s the memories or the stories that come with it. These memories inspire us, they fuel the hopeful intuition when we tell ourselves it’s all going to work out when plans fail or problems arise. So take that trip, buy that ticket, sleep on a strangers couch; because it always works out in the end, and if it doesn’t, then it’s just the beginning.