Here are some quotes that speak to me, stay with me, and motivate me. Time and again.
With a little coffee and sunlight, the troubles will get smaller and the world will keep standing. I promise.
The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.
From [Grothendieck], I have also learned not to take glory in the difficulty of a proof: difficulty means we have not understood. The idea is to be able to paint a landscape in which the proof is obvious.
“If you don’t set your own agenda, somebody else will.” If I didn’t fill my schedule with things I felt were important, others would fill my schedule with things they felt were important.
She has been feeling it for a while—that sense of awakening. There is a gentle rage simmering inside her, and it is getting stronger by the day. She will hold it close to her—she will nurture it and let it grow. She won’t let anyone take it away from her. It is her rocket fuel and finally, she is going places. She can feel it down to her very core—this is her time. She will not only climb mountains—she will move them too.
Opportunities have to be equal before you can know if abilities are equal. And opportunities for women have never been equal.
I am not young enough to know everything.
Your sisters were resilient; little denials and little losses and lectures did not alter the course of their day. You were stubborn with your sadness. You would enter it and not leave. And instead of softening, I hardened in my approach.