All sentiment beings, animal or human, deserve to live a life free from suffering, enslavement, and exploitation. Therefore my consummate goal in life is to liberate myself from my past, and help emancipate as many imprisoned animals as I can.
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths
To the depths of the ocean where all hopes sank, searching for you. I was moving through the silence without motion, waiting for you.
There are certain books I need to read in total silence and isolation like reading in my bed in the middle of the night because the sensation of reading the words isn’t the same as reading them in the middle of the day around people
Compassion is an unstable emotion. It needs to be translated into action, or it withers. The question of what to do with the feelings that have been aroused, the knowledge that has been communicated. If one feels that there is nothing ‘we’ can do — but who is that ‘we’? — and nothing ‘they’ can do either — and who are ‘they’ — then one starts to get bored, cynical, apathetic.
Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others (via goghst