I am not a courageous person by nature. I have simply discovered that, at certain key moments in this life, you must find courage in yourself, in order to move forward and live. It is like a muscle and it must be exercised, first a little, and then more and more. All the really exciting things possible during the course of a lifetime require a little more courage than we currently have. A deep breath and a leap.

John Patrick Shanley, 13 by Shanley (via observando)

I like music that is not ego music. Real music doesn’t make you think of cash registers. It should transport you somewhere nice.

George Harrison, Herald-Journal, 1 July 1997 (via thateventuality)

I enjoy controlled loneliness. I like wandering around the city alone. I’m not afraid of coming back to an empty flat and lying down in an empty bed. I’m afraid of having no one to miss, of having no one to love.

Kuba Wojewodzki, Polish journalist and comedian (via wordsthat-speak)

There was complete silence everywhere. I felt that all mankind had rejected me and I took refuge with inanimate things. I was conscious of a relationship between me and the pulsation of nature, between me and the profound night which had descended upon my spirit. This silence is a language which we do not understand.

Sadegh Hedayat, The Blind Owl  (via mirroir, touba)