"What is it in us that lives in the past and longs for the future, or lives in the future and longs for the past? And what does it matter when light enters the room where a child sleeps and the waking mother, opening her eyes, wishes more than anything to be unwakened by what she cannot name?"
"A true revolution does not aspire to simple freedom or the truly troubling and vague idea of equality. No, to become like the oppressor is not the goal of revolution. Revolution seeks to show the oppressor(s) new and better ways to perform the act of living."
"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less."
"It’s better to write for yourself and have no audience than to write for an audience and have no self."
- Cyril Connolly
"Before you go pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean."
- Bob Marley
"When things aren’t adding up in your life, start subtracting."
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"all stories have plot holes but they’re only visible to the bored"
- steven moffat (via gr8writingtips)
"If you want to achieve anything in life, you have to act without any fear of gain or loss."
- Yogi Bhajan (via bisexual)
"So often we try to make other people feel better by minimizing their pain, by telling them that it will get better (which it will) or that there are worse things in the world (which there are). But that’s not what I actually needed. What I actually needed was for someone to tell me that it hurt because it mattered. I have found this very useful to think about over the years, and I find that it is a lot easier and more bearable to be sad when you aren’t constantly berating yourself for being sad."
- John Green (via thatkindofwoman)