Some insights I recently came across in my reading and jotted into my notebook. I find them relatable.
Here’s Victor Frankl in Man’s Search for Meaning (1946):
The attempt to develop a sense of humour and to see things in a humorous light is some kind of a trick learned while mastering the art of living.
And here’s Haruki Murakami in Novelist as a Vocation (2022):
Writers who do not rely on weighty material but instead reach inside themselves to tell their tales, by contrast, have an easier time of it. That’s because they can draw on their daily lives — even events routinely taking place around them, the scenes they witness, the people they encounter — and then freely apply their imaginations to that material to construct their own fiction. In short, they use a form of renewable energy.