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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July 24, 2014
"Undress. Take off your clothes. Take off your body. Hang them up behind the door. Tonight we can go deeper than disguise."

— Jeanette Winterson, “The PowerBook” (via aglassofblue)

July 24, 2014
"You’re also finding out something as you read vitally important for making your way in the world. And it’s this: The world doesn’t have to be like this. Things can be different."

— Neil Gaiman, Why Our Future Depends on Libraries, Reading and Daydreaming (2013)

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July 24, 2014
"Some people smoke,
others drink, and others fall in love,
each one dies from a different way."

— (via sensitizes)

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July 24, 2014
"She will sit hour after hour, dreaming over a book."

Susanna Clarke, Mr. Simonelli or The Fairy Widower

Book Geek Quote #546

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July 24, 2014


The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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July 24, 2014
"Some infinities are bigger than other infinities."

— John Green, The Fault in Our Stars (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

July 24, 2014
""I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing."
— T.S. Eliot"

July 24, 2014
"In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all…that in the middle of winter, I finally found that within me there lies an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger—something better, pushing right back."

Albert Camus

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