Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty, unfamiliar and perilous.– Thomas Mann (via ampliflyahhhh)
When you feel perpetually unmotivated, you start questioning your existence in...– Ingmar Bergman (via 33113)
From the evening breeze to this hand on my shoulder, everything has its truth.– Albert Camus (via zencalendar)
Black guy kills some people
Muslim guy kills some people
Latino guy kills some people
White guy kills some people
News: Mental illness. (lost soul, complicated psyche, quiet loner, misunderstood, frustrated with life, experienced recent, traumatic, life-altering events that set him off; not to mention all the positive descriptors that are attached to him, i.e. intelligent, PhD candidate, honor roll student, etc.)
Teenage boys rape a girl
News: Potential NFL athletes, popular students, class presidents, funny, intelligent, bright, enthusiastic, handsome, sought after, promising, polite, "poor boys who lost their future dream"
Teenage girl is raped
News: What was she wearing? Was she drunk? How much was she drinking? Was her cleavage showing? Well maybe she was asking for it? Well was it really "rape"? She was a slut. Teens today are too sexually active. Did she lead them on?
I loved you head over handles like my first bicycle accident— before the...– Sierra DeMulder (via larmoyante)
Regina Spektor - Samson
When you get right down to it, everybody’s having a perfectly lousy time of it,...– Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan (via larmoyante)
Do not hesitate to love and to love deeply. You might be afraid of the pain that...– Henri J. M. Nouwen, “Love Deeply,” The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey Through Anguish To Freedom (via discourseoflove) (via Godthings)
People empty me. I have to get away to refill.– Charles Bukowski (via hellanne)
VI. He never broke my heart. He only turned it into a compass that always points...– Clementine von Radics, In Defense of Loving Him (after Megan Falley)
I grasped the two syllables closest to me, and replaced my heartbeat with your...– Anne Michaels, from Fugitive Pieces (Alfred A. Knopf, 1997)(via growing-orbits)
I just realized Gambit from X-Men is supposed to be French/Creole. I think this just made my life.
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And...– Albert Camus (via 33113)
You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you...– Anne Lamott (via 33113)
Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it’s in...– M.C. Escher (via nevver)
Serge Gainsbourg - Elaeudania Teiteia jamming out...
La beauté est une chose sévère et difficile qui ne se laisse point atteindre...– Honoré de Balzac, Le Chef-d’œuvre inconnu
Wonder, silence, gratitude: On boredom. Eckhart... →
ashramof1: The mind exists in a state of “not enough” and so is always greedy for more. When you are identified with mind, you get bored and restless very easily. Boredom means the mind is hungry for more stimulus, more food for thought, and its hunger is not being satisfied. When you feel bored, you can…
I love the name “Laura” and it’s all Petrarch’s fault.