“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits - anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving”

Kim McMillen (via skogravn)

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“You must learn her.

You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.

You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.

And, this is how you keep her.”

Junot Diaz- This is How you Lose Her (via creatingaquietmind)

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“Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.”

Anton Chekhov (via fyodors)

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“Failed poets often make the best writers of prose because their writing comes compellingly close to recreating the reality of human experience that you feel an almost spiritual communion with their words. The blank page before them demands definition, demands that they bare their soul rather than trade the truthful conflict of their poetry for romantic delusions, for shameless lies.”

"As Thin of Substance as the Air?" by Matthew Llarena, from What We Remember, What We Forget: The Best Young Writers and Artists in America (via thingssheloves)

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“What I am seeking is not the real and not the unreal but rather the unconscious, the mystery of the instinctive in the human race.”

Amedeo Modigliani (via fleurs-maladives)

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“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.”

Elizabeth Gilbert (via cultivate-solitude)

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fuckyeahexistentialism:

"Maybe what makes life so terribly fatiguing is nothing other than the enormous effort we make for twenty years, forty years, and more, to be reasonable, to avoid being simply, profoundly ourselves, that is, vile, ghastly, absurd. It’s the nightmare of having to represent the halt subhuman we were fobbed off with as a small-size universal ideal, a superman from morning to night."
Louis Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night

fuckyeahexistentialism:

"Maybe what makes life so terribly fatiguing is nothing other than the enormous effort we make for twenty years, forty years, and more, to be reasonable, to avoid being simply, profoundly ourselves, that is, vile, ghastly, absurd. It’s the nightmare of having to represent the halt subhuman we were fobbed off with as a small-size universal ideal, a superman from morning to night."

Louis Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night

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unconditionedconsciousness:

Marianne Williamson

unconditionedconsciousness:

Marianne Williamson

unconditionedconsciousness:

From ‘Everyday Grace’ ~ Marianne Williamson

unconditionedconsciousness:

From ‘Everyday Grace’ ~ Marianne Williamson

“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.”

Iyanla Vanzant  (via cultivate-solitude)

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