Anne Lamott (via modernhepburn)
Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen.
God help us—for art is long, and life so short.
Goethe, Faust (via mirroir)
I have great faith in fools - self-confidence my friends will call it.
Edgar Allan Poe, Marginalia (via observando)
Are you scared? Or are you not ready? There is a difference.
Unique Quietness (via khadijaah)
God created war so that Americans would learn geography.
Mark Twain (via observando)
Seven Deadly Sins:
Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Science without humanity
Knowledge without character
Politics without principle
Commerce without morality
Worship without sacrifice.
Mahatma Gandhi (via observando)
Loneliness is a special kind of illness. It can be loud or soft. There are no right or wrong symptoms and finding a cure is easier said than done, but when one is found, I think it surprises us. Like, how quickly we can mend our wounds or how long it takes to find the places that hurt the most.
Nicole Anderson, 12:36 a.m. (via larmoyante)
Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes,’ otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life.
Ian Fleming (via pureblyss)