always say thank you to the bus driver and the crossing guard and the cashier and the person holding the door for you this is crucial

He soon felt that the realization of his desire had given him only a grain of the mountain of happiness he had expected. It showed him the eternal error people make in imagining that happiness is the realization of desires.
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (via observando)
At the heart of all great art is an essential melancholy.
― Federico García Lorca (via onlylogan)