3 months ago"

You must learn her.

You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.

You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.

And, this is how you keep her.

" — Junot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her (via quotes-shape-us)
9 months ago"To a disciple who was forever complaining about others the Master said, “If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself, not other people. It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to carpet the whole of the earth." — Anthony de Mello (via creatingaquietmind)
1 year ago"People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily." — Zig Ziglar (via myquotelibrary)

(Source: coypatalagsa)

1 year ago nevver:

Stop
1 year ago
1 year ago"The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference." — Elie Wiesel  (via creatingaquietmind)

(Source: atomos, via creatingaquietmind)

1 year ago yelyahwilliams:

nevver:

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

I actually think I agree with this.
1 year ago"“I was sentimental about many things: a woman’s shoes under the bed; one hairpin left behind on the dresser; the way they said, “I’m going to pee..”’ hair ribbons; walking down the boulevard with them at 1:30 in the afternoon, just two people walking together; the long nights of drinking and smoking; talking; the arguments; thinking of suicide; eating together and feeling good; the jokes; the laughter out of nowhere; feeling miracles in the air; being in a parked car together; comparing past loves at 3am; being told you snore; hearing her snore; mothers, daughters, sons, cats, dogs; sometimes death and sometimes divorce; but always carring on, always seeing it through; reading a newspaper alone in a sandwich joint and feeling nausea because she’s now married to a dentist with an I.Q. of 95; racetracks, parks, park picnics; even jails; her dull friends; your dull friends; your drinking, her dancing; your flirting, her flirting; her pills, your fucking on the side and her doing the same; sleeping together”." — ― Charles Bukowski, Women (via s-uns-hine-a-cid)

(Source: s-uns-hin-e-acid)

1 year ago
1 year ago peekasso:

oneway
1 year ago annstreetstudio:

The water’s warm, so come on in…
1 year ago futurejournalismproject:

This is a Brain
This describes the brain and what’s happening. 
1 year ago"‘If the girl had been worth having she’d have waited for you?’ No, sir, the girl really worth having won’t wait for anybody." — F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise (via littleblips)

(Source: little-blips)

1 year ago
Taking myself too seriously

I thought I liked you last term, but over winter break, I ran into the guy that I liked all throughout high school a few times, and that made me remember how much I liked him. Idolized him. How infatuated I was with everything about him, how much I admired everything he did. How I still can’t talk to him or even meet his eyes. Maybe that’s how strong the average high school crush feels, but it was real to me. Real from the moment I first met his eyes. Maybe the love/like thing in the real world isn’t quite that strong, that all-consuming. What I felt for you was more grounded, more realistic, less all-consuming—all of which meant that I retained my sense of self in it, which I couldn’t do with him. I’m afraid I would have done anything for him. But I feel like it wasn’t quite right with you either, like we didn’t quite match. You say I make you happy. I say that I see you talking to other girls, and you guys laugh at more American cultural references, cultural inside jokes, maybe, things that I don’t understand and that don’t click with me. And I hope you find a girl that clicks like that with you, and that you know that you deserve to be happy with her.

This is how I’m rationalizing all of it.

1 year ago explore-blog:

“Stay glad. Keep hoping machine running. Love everybody. Make up your mind.”
 Woody Guthrie’s heartwarming 1942 New Year’s Resolution list