She loved three things — a joke, a glass of wine, and a handsome man.
— W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon And Sixpence
[beer/whiskey instead of wine.] (via not-far-off)
It’s funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools - friendships, prayer, conscience, honesty - and said ‘do the best you can with these, they will have to do’. And mostly, against all odds, they do.
— Anne Lamott (via sweetcarolinahome)