Sometimes, a flame can be utterly extinguished. Sometimes, a flame can shrink and waver, but sometimes a flame refuses to go out. It flares up from the faintest ember to illuminate the darkness, to burn in spite of overwhelming odds.

— Karen Hesse

The most tempting Karen Hesse quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

I hear the first drops. Like the tapping of a stranger at the door of a dream, the rain changes everything.


As long as you live, it is never too late to make amends.

Take my advice, child. Don't waste your precious life with regrets and sorrow. Find a way to make right what was wrong, and then move on.


the way i see it, hard times aren't only about money, or drought, or dust.

hard times are about losing spirit, and hope, and what happens when dreams dry up.


I don't know what I am thinking. But I am alone. I am trapped in the net of the room. In the net of humans. I think maybe I am drowning in the net of humans.


And I know now that all the time I was trying to get out of the dust, the fact is, what I am, I am because of the dust. And what I am is good enough. Even for me.