"Always allocate some time in your life to read a good book. No, not for the sake of passing your exams or anything materialistically rewarding. Read because it empowers. Reading is invigorating to the soul. It is a free pass to hidden crooks in this world that may never be discovered. The act of you reading is giving voice to people who may have never been heard. Read because your soul always has a space for something new. Not reading deprives yourself of the ability to imagine, foresee and liberate. It is an act that will continue to reward you handsomely as you grow."
"Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and, in this, hasn’t changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman."
"I go through phases. Some days I feel like the person I’m supposed to be, and then some days I turn into no one at all. There is both me and my silhouette. I hope that on the days you find me and all I am are darkened lines, you still are willing to be near me."