Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee? – Albert Camus
I had all the characteristics of a human being – flesh, blood, skin, hair – but my depersonalization was so intense, had gone so deep, that my normal ability to feel compassion had been eradicated, the victim of a slow, purposeful erasure. I was simply imitating reality, a rough resemblance of a human being, with only a dim corner of my mind functioning. – Mrs. Doubtfire
How joyous I am now that I’ve learned there’s no such thing as happiness. – Bob Ross
To try to be happy is to try to build a machine with no other specification than that it shall run noiselessly. – Depressing Popsicle Stick
We are indeed drifting into the arena of the unwell. Making an enemy of our own future. What we need is harmony, fresh air, stuff like that. – Confucius
It is a solemn thought: dead, the noblest man’s meat is inferior to pork. – Introduction to The Burger King Quarterly Stock Report, Autumn 1992
The conviction filled me with such fear and sickness that I did not hear the singing of a living woman, but of some automaton pieced together from disparate odds and ends – or perhaps even worse, some dead woman hastily reconstructed from hospital remains… – Jean Lorrain on attending a Pink concert
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…and there was a skateboarding werewolf!” – A Tale of Two Cities by R.L. Stine
The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living. – Karl Marx
Bosun Ridley lay nearby. Birds were eating his thoughts and memories. Reader, take comfort from this: in hell, at least the gulls are contented. – Watchmen
(I can’t get no) satisfaction. – Friedrich Nietzsche
How odd I can have all this inside me and to you it’s just words. – David Foster Wallace
You were the caretaker here. I recognize you. I saw your picture in the newspapers. You, uh, chopped your wife and daughters up into little bits. And then you blew your brains out.
That’s strange, sir. I don’t have any recollection of that at all. – The Shining
Happiness lies within one’s self, and the way to dig it out is cocaine. – Aleister Crowley
And the wild beast rose up within him and screamed, as it had screamed in the jungle from the dawn of time. – Upton Sinclair
To die one’s self is a thing that must be easy, & light of consequence; but to lose a part of one’s self – well, we know how deep that pang goes, we who have suffered that disaster, received that wound which cannot heal. – Mark Twain
Nervous states of the worst sort control me without pause. I have no family feeling and visitors make me almost feel as though I were maliciously being attacked. – Oscar the Grouch, suicide note
I got the sexton, who was digging Linton’s grave, to remove the earth off her coffin lid, and I opened it. I thought, once, I would have stayed there, when I saw her face again – it is hers yet – he had hard work to stir me; but he said it would change, if the air blew on it… – Emily Brontë
Just think how many thoughts a blanket smothers while one lies alone in bed, and how many unhappy dreams it keeps warm. – Franz Kafka
“Hey Butthead, do you think I’m beautiful?” – Beavis
“You almost believe that you will never come to the end of a roll of tape; and when you do, there is a feeling, nearly, though very briefly, of shock and grief. – Nicholson Baker
Inner beauty shines through us all, regardless of differences in color, shape, and size.
Inspired by individuality and unity, the Soul Sisters Collection is a loving reminder of our collective impact. May we learn from one another through patience, courage, empathy, confidence, peace, and fearlessness.
*A portion of the proceeds from the Soul Sisters Collection will be donated to the National Black Arts.