"We believe we’re seeing the world just fine until it’s called to our attention that we’re not."

— David Eagleman, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain (via likeafieldmouse)


"In our definitions, we grope after the spiritual by describing it as invisible."

— Ralph Waldo Emerson (via likeafieldmouse)


"Maya brought us bestsellers but, more than that, she brought us a reminder that the human need for dignity and recognition is a gift easily given to one another, but frighteningly easy to withhold."

— Lennie Goodings, Maya Angelou’s publisher, remembers a “funny, gracious, kind, demanding, delightful and wise human being”. Read more (via guardian)

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"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 

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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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