"what if i told you i am uncapable of tolerating my own heart?" - virginia woolf

  • "we don't read and write poetry because it's cute. we read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. and the human race is filled with passion. and medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. but poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for."
  • "what is love? i have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. his hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul"
  • "have some fire. be unstoppable. be a force of nature. be better than anyone here, and don’t give a damn what anyone thinks. there are no teams here, no buddies. you’re on your own. be on your own"
  • "no matter what happens in life, be good to people. being good to others is a wonderful legacy to leave behind"
  • "isn't everything we do a way to be loved a little more?"
  • "i want it to stop and am furious that fear has found me here, in the sun where people are laughing, doing ordinary things"
  • "art is made to console those who are broken by life"
  • "we have calcium in our bones, iron in our veins, carbon in our souls, and nitrogen in our brains. 93 percent stardust, with souls made of flames, we are all just stars that have people's names."
  • "some people feel like they don’t deserve love. they walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past."
  • "i like the stars. it's the illusion of permanence, i think. i mean, they're always flaring up and caving in and going out. but from here, i can pretend... i can pretend that things last. i can pretend that lives last longer than moments. gods come, and gods go. mortals flicker and flash and fade. worlds don't last; and stars and galaxies are transient, fleeting things that twinkle like fireflies and vanish into cold and dust. but i can pretend..."
  • "a lot of people tell me I’m a bit dreamy. but i like the idea of that. of being somewhere else"
  • "I built castles in my thoughts as I started to hide a truth in my heart."
  • "the way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. the good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant"
  • "she wasn't interested in telling other people's futures, she was interested in going out there and findig her own"
  • "we accept the love we think we deserve"
  • "think of the happiest things. It’s the same as having wings"
  • "a philosopher once asked, 'are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?' pointless, really... 'do the stars gaze back?"
jul 4 2016 ∞
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