“While reading can be deeply narcotic, it is also a drug that heals. For reading lifts us out of ourselves, and when we’ve returned, we’re more empathetic, more capacious, wiser.”
— Beth Ann Fennelly in Great with Child (via thebooker)
(Source: icanmakewaffles, via cultivationofmysoul)
• 21 May 2013 • 118 notes
“You are not dead yet. It is not too late
To open your depths by plunging into them
And drink in the life
That reveals itself quietly there.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke (via heartandsoulwideopen)
• 21 May 2013 • 49 notes
A type of Crassula succulent
wow i need this what the fuck
• 21 May 2013 • 537 notes
“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, its tides and its depths; it has its pearls too”
— Vincent Van Gogh (via mirroir)
(Source: theburnthatkeepseverything, via child-of-the-universe)
• 20 May 2013 • 2,446 notes
“Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.”
— George Eliot (via mycolorbook)
• 20 May 2013 • 114 notes
David Foster Wallace was like, Art must be sincere! We must use every tool in the linguistic toolbox to cut through sentiment and dishonest cliche and build fresh ways to reveal the power and reality of unironized emotion.
And Mister Rogers was like, Basically the same thing, but without any shame or pretense or fear of sincerity.
(Source: marketwarriors, via xerinnh)
• 20 May 2013 • 50,909 notes
“You often say, “I would give, but only to the deserving.”
The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture.
They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.
Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and his nights, is worthy of all else from you.
And he who has deserved to drink from the ocean of life deserves to fill his cup from your little stream.
And what desert greater shall there be, than that which lies in the courage and the confidence, nay the charity, of receiving?
And who are you that men should rend their bosom and unveil their pride, that you may see their worth naked and their pride unabashed?
See first that you yourself deserve to be a giver, and an instrument of giving.
For in truth it is life that gives unto life–while you, who deem yourself a giver, are but a witness.”
— Khalil Gibran (via thelittlephilosopher)
• 20 May 2013 • 61 notes
“Be a fountain, not a drain.”
— Rex Hudler (via quotedojo)
• 20 May 2013 • 15 notes