You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.
— John Green, Looking for Alaska (via anamorphosis-and-isolate)
Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here. Believe in kissing.
— Eve Ensler (via silver-blonde)
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.
— Andrew Carnegie (via ohfairies)
I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.
— Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (via ohfairies)
Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.
— Eric Thomas (via thatkindofwoman)
It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.
— Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude (via merulae)
Maybe happiness is this: not feeling like you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone else.
— Isaac Asimov (via wordsthat-speak)
To be noticed without striving to be noticed, this is what elegance is about
— Luciano Barbera (via golden-gal)
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
— Mignon McLaughlin, The Complete Neurotic’s Notebook (via thatkindofwoman)
Passion does that: It sharpens one’s seances, it changes the world.
— Christopher Cokins - The Fallen Sky (via piovosos)