"Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer."
— Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves
"If we stopped telling the stories and reading the books, we would discover that neglect is as powerful an agent as war and fire."
Thomas King, The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative (Indigenous Americas)
(h/t Acimowin: to tell a story: Megan Bertasson at TEDxYorkU 2012)
Some truth for your Monday, courtesy of Dita von Teese.