"I’ve never had the audacity before now to wait for a heart, but you said ‘sleep on it’ So I curled up on your chest and learned patience."
— (via anxsty)
"Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty."
— Albert Einstein (via i3elle)
"There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it."
— ― George Bernard Shaw (via psych-quotes)
Met this totally lost Australian on my local train, at least I’m not the only one :)
"You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight."
— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love (via bookmania)
"There is a level of grief so deep that it stops resembling grief at all. The pain becomes so severe that the body can no longer feel it. The grief cauterizes itself, scars over, prevents inflated feeling. Such numbness is a kind of mercy."
— Elizabeth Gilbert The Signature Of All Things (via sempiternale)
I can’t even explain my experience here anymore. I need months of reflecting after this (which is good because that’s what my summers are filled with). My school sent me to 12 different countries, all because I applied for a grant and they thought I was worthy. The world is crazy, and filled with opportunities, and this trip will never let me forget that, no matter how bogged down I am by life in the years to come.
I don’t know why anyone would try to impress anyone anymore.
"So come outside and walk with me
We’ll try each other on to see if we fit
And with our roots, become a tree
To shade what we make, under it"
— Incubus, Southern Girl (via picturesquotesandstuff)