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(Source: howhardwillyougo, via eat-less-do-more)
The goal isn’t to live forever; the goal is to create something that will — Chuck Palahniuk
I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear — Martin Luther King Jr
“I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.”
Don’t ask for guarantees. And don’t look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least you’ll die knowing that you were headed for shore. — Ray Bradbury
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After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn…
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure…
That you really are strong
And you really do have worth…
And you learn and learn…
With every good-bye you learn. — Veronica A. Shoffstall , After a while (via inmycerebralhemisphere)
I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways — Rumi
Gaze into the fire, into the clouds, and as soon as the inner voices begin to speak… surrender to them. Don’t ask first whether it’s permitted, or would please your teachers or father or some God. You will ruin yourself if you do that. — Herman Hesse
Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest. — Herman Hesse
Don’t do something permanently stupid just because you are temporarily upset.
And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michaelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children. — ~ Pablo Casals