"I don’t know. I just feel stuck, like I’m afraid to take any steps, in case they’re the wrong ones."
Rebecca Stead, When You Reach Me
Perhaps the most acute summary of my existence for the last 3 years.
My life in a nutshell. All day every day.
(Source: larmoyante, via lajoiedespetiteschoses)
"Don’t talk to yourself in such a way that if you did so to a friend, it would end your friendship.
If you had a friend dealing with the same things, you wouldn’t berate that person, say, ‘You’re not working hard enough,’ ‘You suck,’ or ‘You’re not as good as [whomever].’ You’d offer your friend encouragement, you’d try to point out all the things your friend did right, and how much progress your friend had made.
You should do no less for yourself.
Be very careful how you talk to yourself. Because you are listening.
- Pat Cadigan, author (via outcamethesun)
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"The most beautiful day of the year almost always comes in the Fall, say around mid-October. Truly beautiful people are at their physical peak around 40 when they’ve lost the glow and shimmer of youth but are beginning to have the look of wisdom and its inevitable partner sadness on their faces. So too this most beautiful day."
- Jonathan Carroll (via theriverjordyn)
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"There comes a time in your life when you focus solely on what you believe is right, regardless of what everybody else is doing."
- Lee Alexander McQueen (via sorakeem)
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"Life is not something that “has” meaning - it’s something we give meaning to. You don’t “end up” with a meaningful life, you create it."
- Unknown (via wendesgray)
(Source: psych-facts, via nyctransplant86)
"I am tired of myself in every way. All things, deep down to the secret of their roots, are stained by the color of my weariness."
- Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet (via pro-solitude)
"Life has many ways of testing a person’s will – either by having nothing happen at all, or by having everything happen at once."
- Paulo Coelho (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: psych-facts, via thatkindofwoman)