"They are asleep in there, or if they are not asleep they are yawning. Only the children are flattening their noses against the windowpanes." "Only the children know what they are looking for," said the little prince. "They waste their time over a rag doll and it becomes very important to them; and if anybody takes it away from them, they cry . . ."
This man was driving me across Tehran yesterday, when I learned that he’d lived for 8 years in America— incidentally on the same STREET as me in Georgia. He first crossed into the United States from Mexico— paying $1,500 to be transported across the border. He wanted to go to University and be a dentist, but learned that the idea of America was much more bountiful than the reality. He worked at a factory job for 8 years, without ever being able to get a drivers license. He wasn’t able to…
humansofnewyork: “People need to take responsibility for the energy they are bringing into the world.”“Could you give me an example?”“Sure. Today we were celebrating my cousin’s wedding. It was a very joyous day, but there was one person there who was not happy for her. Or maybe they were just dealing with some things in their life, because they were giving off bad energy the entire time. If you are going to bring bad energy to a joyous occasion, you may as well stay home.”
“When he was dying, I said: ‘Moe, how am I going to live without you?’ He answered: ‘Take the love you have for me, and spread it around.”_portraits and conversations with strangers in new york brandon stanton
Humans of New York: “He’s always taking me to restaurants that I’ve never been to and introducing me to foods that I’ve never tried. The first birthday we ever spent together, he took me to this really unique Japanese restaurant. Then he spilled tea on me.”“It was a Chankonabe restaurant. It’s the food that sumo wrestlers eat. And it was water, not tea.”