Desiderata by Max Erhmann is a beautiful piece of writing that I like very much. As a complete atheist, it's as close as I have to a piece of writing to guide me through life.
"It's hard to make sense of the movie when you're in the starring role"
- Jacqueline by Circa Waves (this is one of the weirder music videos I know of)
"If you think that you are going to love something, give it a try. You're going to kick yourself in the butt for the rest of your life if you don't. Sometimes chasing a dream is how we discover who we really are."
- A random passage from Typeracer, combined with a line from Gender Identity vs Gender Desire
"Billions of years of evolution and history and development lead to me having a breakdown over my online homework"
- Daphne, 2020
"Don't create problems - for problems will arrive on their own."
"Value de-escalation of conflict. Respect identities, interests and boundaries without making public judgment. Act honestly and in good faith. Don't debate people's lived experiences, even if you disagree with their conclusions."
- An excerpt from a code of conduct that was shared on Discord
"Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people."
- some random person on Reddit
"Welcome Time Travellers! This is 2023 where you can find yourself locked out of your toothbrush after too many failed password attempts."