- Mar 31, 2010
“The excellence of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreables evaporate from their being in close relationship with Beauty and Truth”
— John Keats
"What I was really hanging around for, I was trying to feel some kind of a good-by. I mean I’ve left schools and places I didn’t even know I was leaving them. I hate that. I don’t care if it’s a sad good-by or a bad good-by, but when I leave a place I like to know I’m leaving it. If you don’t, you feel even worse."
-J.D. Salinger, author of The Catcher in the Rye
- Mar 30, 2010
It’s better to cross the line and suffer the consequences, than to just stare at the line for the rest of your life.
- Mar 29, 2010
this is what i do, searching for something new. always, constantly. things get old, they get boring, and i can’t sit still for so long. so i search, for something thats new.
- Mar 27, 2010
“If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends - you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue.”
— Alice Miller
- Mar 26, 2010
Rock bottom is everything out of focus. It’s a failure of vision, a failure to see the world how it is, to see the good in what it is, and only to wonder why the hell things look the way they do— and not some other way.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel
- Mar 25, 2010
The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible; but all natural objects make a kindred impression, when the mind is open to their influence. Nature never wears a mean appearance.
- Mar 24, 2010
“If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies. It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it.”
— Albert Einstein
That's not my real reflection, she said. I've changed so much since then most people barely recognize me.
- story people
- Mar 23, 2010
"I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken - and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived."
— Margaret Mitchell
- Mar 22, 2010
"The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are."
— John Pierpont
Not sure when you stop thinking dandelions are beautiful, but figures it's somewhere around the time you get a job & can afford lawn chemicals
- Mar 21, 2010
- Mar 19, 2010
Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive — the risk to be alive and express what we really are.
— Don Miguel Ruiz
- Mar 18, 2010
"Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you, because you think that your feelings were wrong, and it makes you feel so small because it’s so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn’t come back. You’re left so alone that you can’t explain."
"It always seemed strange to me that the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first, they love the produce of the second."
- Mar 17, 2010
my new playlist is at the bottom of the page. made exclusively for today (even though it may stay up for a while)
“I'm a great believer in luck,and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”
- Mar 16, 2010
"It’s hard to think about growing up when you’re right in the middle of doing it. It’s hard to know what you want. Sometimes there are so many voices in your head it’s difficult to know which of them is yours."
— Kevin Brooks
In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, we will understand only what we are taught.
- Mar 15, 2010
When I die. I want to be frozen. And if they have to freeze me in pieces, so be it. I will wake up stronger than ever, because I will have used that time, to figure out exactly why I died. And what moves I could have used to defend myself better now that I know what hold he had me in.
- Dwight Schrute
- Mar 14, 2010
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead
"So may you find in each other what you came here for. And trust that this is love because it is (love is trust). And tangled lives you may lead but into each other, never apart, till you cannot distinguish between being and being together."
- Mar 12, 2010
"I think part of the reason why we hold on to something so tight, for so long, is because we fear something so great will never happen again."
- Mar 10, 2010
"We’re not only wired to want what we can’t have, but we’re also wired to want what we really don’t want."
— Ally McBeal
This is a special bike that's not very good at listening to excuses, so it takes you exactly where you really want to go & if you kick & scream it makes you pedal harder & go up steeper hills until you're too out of breath to complain & after awhile, if you're lucky, you start to see that it doesn't really matter if you laugh or cry, because it just wants to ride like the wind
- Mar 9, 2010
“The first step — especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money — the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.”
doesn't usually advise eating chocolate for breakfast unless you're absolutely convinced that's the kind of advice you need
- story people
- Mar 8, 2010
It's an invention, he said. What's it do? I said. I don't know, he said. It's not finished yet.
"There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired."
-The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Mar 5, 2010
“The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary.”
— Ashleigh Brilliant
"I keep thinking of how much I love talking to you, how good you look when you smile; how much I love your laugh. I day dream about you off and on, replaying our conversations; laughing at funny things you said or did. I’ve memorized your face and the way that you look at me. I catch myself smiling again at what I imagined. I wonder what will happen the next time we’re together and even though neither of us know what the future holds, I know one thing for sure; you’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me."
- Mar 4, 2010
- Mar 3, 2010
“Unclose your mind. You are not a prisoner. You are a bird of flight, searching the skies for dreams.”
"Ultimately there are no problems. Only situations - to be dealt with now, or to be left alone and accepted as part of the present moment until they change or can be dealt with."
- Mar 2, 2010
Sometimes all you can do is not think.
not wonder. not obsess. not imagine.
just breathe. breathe in, breathe out.
everything works out in the end
and the more you worry about it,
the longer it’s going to take for things
to end perfectly, just the way they should.
"The most beautiful colors, laid on confusedly, will not give as much pleasure as the chalk outline of a portrait."
— Aristotle’s Poetics
- Mar 1, 2010
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
— Rosalynn Carter
"To feel the intimacy of brothers is a marvelous thing in life. To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life. But to feel the affection that comes from those whom we do not know, from those unknown to us, who are watching over our sleep and solitude, over our dangers and our weaknesses - that is something still greater and more beautiful because it widens out the boundaries of our being, and unites all living things."
— Pablo Neruda