We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and — in spite of True Romance magazines — we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely — at least, not all the time — but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.
Hunter S. Thompson
I hadn’t realized how much I’d been needing to meet someone I might be able to say everything to.
In late 2000, J.K. Rowling was already staggeringly famous, and my colleagues and I nervously awaited her arrival. Turned out she was friendly, down to earth, and unmistakably brilliant.
Reader’s Digest books editor Dawn Raffel, who recalls her first meeting with the acclaimed author as Rowling’s new book, “The Casual Vacancy,” hits shelves » (via readersdigest)