To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.
― Pema Chodron (via originalgiantcontent)

Jul 30 13:51 with 87 notes
The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
― Aleister Crowley (via lazyyogi)

Jul 30 13:42 with 673 notes
first of all nothing will happen
and a little later
nothing will happen again.
― Leonard Cohen, Book of Longing  (via evesapples)

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Jul 30 1:22 with 412 notes
This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, don’t get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it’s ready to come undone. You have to figure it’s going to be a long process and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time.
― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood  (via theriverjordyn)


Jul 29 16:13 with 7,847 notes
Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.
―  Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons (via whyallcaps)

Jul 29 16:10 with 71 notes
Why, then, has mankind not long ago gone extinct during great epidemics of madness? Why do only a fairly minor number of individuals perish because they fail to endure the strain of living- because cognition gives them more than they can carry? Cultural history, as well as observation of ourselves and others, allow the following answer: Most people learn to save themselves by artificially limiting the content of consciousness.
― Peter Wessel Zapffe, The Last Messiah (via whyallcaps)

Jul 29 16:08 with 29 notes
I do not know which to prefer,
The beauty of inflections
Or the beauty of innuendos,
The blackbird whistling
Or just after.
― Wallace Stevens (via likeafieldmouse)

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Jul 29 16:08 with 1,158 notes


I needed to think backwards for a while. Thinking backwards I could remember the comfort of being curious and alone. 

—Michael Ondaatje, The Cat’s Table. Vintage, 2012

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Jul 29 13:29 with 84 notes
This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
― Alan Watts, The Essence of Alan Watts (via whyallcaps)

Jul 28 23:54 with 336 notes
motto : when you exit, take the stage with you.
 Scherezade Siobhan© (via viperslang)

Jul 28 16:57 with 247 notes
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