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     “I believe that the things that happen to you as a child greatly shape the rest of your life. I once took a class with a professor who said, ‘Think about your favorite fairytale, the one that makes the greatest impression on you: that is the theme of your life.’ Those early stories are a lot deeper than they seem, and children are attracted to them because of certain interests.
     “Similarly, I once heard someone from India say, ‘It doesn’t matter what you do. You are part of a pattern, and you repeat that pattern all your life—unless you’re strong enough to break it.’
     “Lastly, I remember a politician being asked by a reporter how he wanted to be remembered at the end of his life. He answered, ‘I’d like to be remembered as someone who did the best he could with what he had.
     “So I’ll tell you this about myself: I wasn’t given much in life, but I did the best with what I had.”

Menomonie, WI

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I love those mornings when you wake to darkness and no one is asking anything of you. You’re under no pressure to exist. This is something of which I am in constant need.


I’m not afraid of dying. Pieces of me die all the time.

Sage Francis (via asterisk-)

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August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.

Sylvia Plath (via quotes-shape-us)

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Some days in late August at home are like this, the air thin and eager like this, with something in it sad and nostalgic and familiar…

 William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (via afroui)

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Death followed by eternity… the worst of both worlds. It is a terrible thought.

Tom Stoppard (via human-voices)

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To be alive

To be alive: not just the carcass
But the spark.
That’s crudely put, but…

If we’re not supposed to dance,
Why all this music?

Gregory Orr (via mayahansens)

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We make each other alive. Does it matter if it hurts?

Ingmar Bergman, from a letter to Liv Ullmann  (via arabellesicardi)

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Just because your pain is understandable, doesn’t mean your behavior is acceptable.

Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience (via alchemy)

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Your voice sounds completely different in different languages. It alters your personality somehow. I don’t think people get the same feeling from you. The rhythm changes. Because the rhythm of the language is different, it changes your inner rhythm and that changes how you process everything.

When I hear myself speak French, I look at myself differently. Certain aspects will feel closer to the way I feel or the way I am and others won’t. I like that—to tour different sides of yourself. I often find when looking at people who are comfortable in many languages, they’re more comfortable talking about emotional stuff in a certain language or political stuff in another and that’s really interesting, how people relate to those languages.

Francois Arnaud for Interview Magazine  (via cresmix)

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If you leave, please stay gone.

Cc (six word story)

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Your criticism sounds to me as if you have read too many critical books and are too smart in an artificial, destructive, and very limited way.

Flannery O’Connor (via aquietstrengthdwells)

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She was laughing even as we kissed and kissed again.There is no better taste than this: someone else’s laughter in your mouth.

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (via parachute3s)

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Alex Turner’s love letter to Alexa Chung

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