Moral wounds have this peculiarity - they may be hidden, but they never close;...– Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo (via larmoyante)
Any adventure must give away to familiarity of routine, and I look to what lies...– Ekaterina Sedia, from Heart of Iron (via the-final-sentence)
Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our...– Dan Millman (via danseurs)
[Don’t try to be master in everything.] What you once won and held did not stay...– Sophocles, Oedipus the King (thanks, nomoretea)
Went for a run after my workout. Good way to clear the mind. Air was cool, sun was shining, and everything had a nice glow to it. Now I’m drinking a pretty nasty protein shake. Then a shower. Then I go pick up Devon. Can’t believe it’s already Wednesday.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow...– Herman Melville (via infinitives)
How mankind defers from day to day the best it can do, and the most beautiful...– Max Müller (via substancem)
Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality. We slowly drove, he knew no haste, And I had put away My labor, and my leisure too, For his civility. We passed the school, where children strove At recess, in the ring; We passed the fields of gazing grain, We passed the setting sun. Or rather, he passed us; The dews grew...
I often feel like I want to think something but I can’t find the language that...– Peter Cameron (via misswallflower)
I have to say that although it broke my heart, I was, and still am, glad I was...– Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (via thenocturnals)
When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we...– Audre Lorde (via creatingaquietmind)
Good Morning (and some words to myself)
I slept during normal-person-sleeping-hours. Like 10:30pm-6:30am. I’m well rested and knocking out things on my to do list, but I can’t shake this lonely mood. I Dreamed of Ganga and I can’t forget the whispered consolations, the promises, the… everything the dream-she gave the dream-me; echoes of gifts once given, which now resound quite painfully in this empty house....
There are certain books that one remembers together with the material...– Elif Batuman, The Possessed (via housingworksbookstore)
miaface: “I do not want to fix someone. I’m too busy working on myself. I wouldn’t want to date someone who isn’t doing the same, who doesn’t see the value in growth. I’m not here to hold someone’s hand while they learn how to grow up. I’m not a pre-school teacher; I’m not a therapist. A man is not an art project to be cut up into little pieces and glued back together. You’re your own...
Years go, dreams go, and youth goes too, The world’s heart breaks beneath its...– Sara Teasdale, from “Winter Stars” (via the-final-sentence)
Gonna watch Ghost in the Shell II. Batou makes my life better. Took Michael to the train station this morning (after I cooked some amazing eggs - it was like I knew what I was doing. They were perfect). Won’t see him for a couple weeks. This past week gave us some of the best surf we’ve had in a long time. It looks like we’ll be going to Costa Rica together the day after his...
In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty.– Phil Ochs (via passionofashkan)
Someone once told me that human beings have three dimensions: how you see...– Marwa Rakha (via compassio)
Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them.– J. K. Rowling (via avecanora)
Perhaps we don’t like what we see: our hips, our loss of hair, our shoe size,...– Sufjan Stevens (via slekes)