Yeah, I'm always turning to works of literature for fortification. What of it?
One of my favorite sources is this incredibly beautiful book, which is never far from my bedside, so rich is it in just the right blend of sobriety, ethical rigor, and unflinching romanticism that I need to take everyday, like vitamins.
For Kierkegaard, it notes, comparison is the source of all unhappiness. In light of that, Albert Camus advises himself, in his notebooks: "commit yourself completely, then show equal strength in accepting either yes, or no."
M. Camus sure was clever. Also, GREAT fashion.