Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard.

Iain S. Thomas

Iain Thomas is a writer and new media artist based in Cape Town, South Africa, who has built a career around his love of words. This quote appears in his four-book series “I Wrote This for You,” a collection of beautiful thoughts and images published in collaboration with photographer Jon Ellis. The quote continues, “Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” As the past two decades have seen Thomas’ fame steadily increase, his work continues to explore the wonders of the world and the words we use to describe them.