July 30, 2014
"There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose."

—  Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain (via wordsnquotes)

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July 29, 2014

— Denis Johnson


— Denis Johnson

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July 29, 2014
"Ring the bells that can still ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in."

— 'Anthem' - Leonard Cohen (via tahera-douglas)

July 29, 2014
"We have a racially based justice system that overpunishes, fails to rehabilitate, and doesn’t make us safer."

— Piper Kerman, Orange Is the New Black (via thebabewiththepowerofvoodoo)

July 29, 2014
"Imitate the trees
Learn to lose in order to recover
And remember that nothing stays the same for long
Not even pain…
Sit it out.
Let it all pass.
Let it go."

— May Sarton (via quotecollectionproject)

July 29, 2014

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July 29, 2014
"Once we begin to celebrate what our body does rather than obsessing on how it looks, we start to appreciate our body as an instrument rather than an ornament."

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July 29, 2014
"Why else keep a journal, if not
to examine your own filth?"

— Anne Sexton, from Letters To Dr. Y. (via violentwavesofemotion)

July 27, 2014
"I’m not the person you left behind anymore. There’s no one here to miss.
— Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You"

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July 27, 2014
"The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it."

— David W. Orr, Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World (via wordsnquotes)

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July 27, 2014
"But understanding a thing and accepting it are so very different things."

— Kat Zhang, What’s Left of Me (via quotes-shape-us)

July 27, 2014
"Only one thing abides: an infinite beauty that passes from form to form, eternally changed and revealed afresh."

— Georg Büchner (via quotes-shape-us)

July 26, 2014

Dear Neil Armstrong,

I write this to you as she sleeps down the hall.
I need answers that only you might have.

By any chance
did you write her name in the dirt
when the cameras weren’t looking?

Or maybe you surrounded both your initials with a heart
for alien life to study a million years from now

What is it like to love someone so distant?
What words did you use to bring the moon back to her?
What did you promise in the moon’s ear about the girl back home?
Can you teach me how to fall from the sky?

I ask you these things
not because I doubt your feat.
I just want to know what it’s like
to go somewhere no man had ever been
only to discover she wasn’t there,
to realise your moon walk could never
compare to the steps that lead to her.


— Mike McGee, “Open Letter to Neil Armstrong” (via inbooksandcrannies)

July 24, 2014


Love isn’t about
   fucking each other
at any opportunity.

It also isn’t about
  how many months
or years
  that you’ve been together.

To me,
  love is about 
being able to see light
  inside of the person
who knows nothing
   but darkness.

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July 24, 2014
"Take a deep breath and realize how completely insane it is that you’re alive."

— Zach Braff (via aurelle)

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