"You will come to know things that can only be known with the wisdom of age and the grace of years. Most of those things will have to do with forgiveness."
"I was amazed that what I need to survive could be carried on my back. And, most surprising of all, that I could carry it. That I could bear the unbearable."
"The reality is we often become our kindest, most ethical selves only by seeing what it feels like to be a selfish jackass first."
"You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery."
"You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don't waste your time on anything else."