You are not here to make others understand you. You are here to understand yourself.
I already love in you your beauty, but I am only beginning to love in you that which is eternal and ever precious – your heart, your soul. Beauty one could get to know and fall in love with in one hour and cease to love it as speedily; but the soul one must learn to know. Believe me, nothing on earth is given without labour, even love, the most beautiful and natural of feelings. <...> But the more difficult the labour and hardship, the higher the reward.
Count Leo Tolstoi to Valeria Arseneva, his fiance. November 2, 1856
I think that everything in life is art. What you do, how you dress. How do you love someone and how do you say. Your smile and your personality. And all your dreams. How do you drink tea, how to decorate your home or how to have fun. Your shopping list. The food you cook. What your handwriting looks like. How are you feeling. Life is an art.