"Two things prevent us from happiness; living in the past and observing others."

— unknown (via m0menti)

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"[A novel is] a paper where your thesis is that these people are real, and you have to prove it."

— Maggie Stiefvater (via meggannn)

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"It takes time to live. Like any work of art, life needs to be thought about."

  • Albert Camus, A Happy Death 

(via this-is-not-here)

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"The free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world."

— Happy birthday, John Steinbeck – celebrate with one of the most beautiful meditations on the creative spirit and the meaning of life ever written. (via explore-blog)

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"We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories."

— Jonathan Gottschall, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human (via afigureofspeech)

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"The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself."

— William Blake (via enigmatic-being)

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"What a strange day
when I found out
what I was chasing
wasn’t running."

—  Shira E (via shiraeeee)

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"Non-reaction to the ego in others is one of the most effective ways not only of going beyond ego in yourself but also of dissolving the collective human ego."

— Eckhart Tolle (via samsaranmusing)

(via dailymindfulness)


"Here is a new spiritual practice for you: don’t take your thoughts too seriously."

Eckhart Tolle (via misinformedbutnotmistaken)

(Source: life-itself-is-a-quotation, via pyrrhic-victoria)


"She was a compulsive pessimist, always looking for the soft brown spot in the fruit, pressing so hard she created it."

Amy Waldman | The Submission (via creatingaquietmind)

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