"Everything I’ve ever let go of has claw marks on it."
— David Foster Wallace (via wordsthat-speak)
"Maybe everybody in the whole damn world is scared of each other."
— John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men (via likeafieldmouse)
"Go away. I’m alright."
— H. G. Wells’ final words (via meggannn)
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"And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good."
— John Steinbeck (via leverluisant)
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"In my mind I am eloquent; I can climb intricate scaffolds of words to reach the highest cathedral ceilings and paint my thoughts. But when I open my mouth, everything collapses."
— Isaac Marion (via likeafieldmouse)
"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed."
— Ernest Hemingway (via abstractnumbers)
"I realise there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go."
— Jeffrey McDaniel (via quiescent-girl)
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"To be great, be whole; exclude
Nothing, exaggerate nothing that is you.
Be whole in everything. Put all you are
Into the smallest thing you do.
The whole moon gleams in every pool.
It rides so high."
— Fernando Pessoa, To be great, be whole (via teachingliteracy)
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"There is no evidence that we’ve been placed on this planet to be especially happy or especially normal. And in fact our unhappiness and our strangeness, our anxieties and compulsions, those least fashionable aspects of our personalities, are quite often what lead us to do rather interesting things."
— Jon Ronson, The Psychopath Test (via itsfromabook)
"Worship power, you will end up feeling weak and afraid, and you will need ever more power over others to numb you to your own fear. Worship your intellect, being seen as smart, you will end up feeling stupid, a fraud, always on the verge of being found out. But the insidious thing about these forms of worship is not that they’re evil or sinful, it’s that they’re unconscious. They are default settings."
— David Foster Wallace
"And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too."
— Khaled Hosseini (via likeafieldmouse)
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"Where does a thought go when it’s forgotten?"
— Sigmund Freud (Austrian neurologist, Father of Psychoanalysis) via a-cious)
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