"Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so."

— David Brooks (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

cityofbadass:

Do you ever wonder about how an author would describe you in a novel? Not only your appearance but the way you talk and laugh and hold yourself and all the expressions on your face?

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"For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again."

— (via psych-facts)

"Backward or forward, eternity is the same; already have we been the nothing we dread to be."

— Herman Melville (via likeafieldmouse)

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humansofnewyork:

“If his brother climbs, he climbs. If his brother makes a face, he makes a face. If his brother says something, he says the exact same thing.”

humansofnewyork:

“If his brother climbs, he climbs. If his brother makes a face, he makes a face. If his brother says something, he says the exact same thing.”

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Today is going to be a difficult day on Tumblr for people who don’t like 50 Shades of Grey

londonteabooks:

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww

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"Do not love someone because you are with them; be with someone because you love them."

— (via psych-facts)

"The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place; from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web."

~ Pablo Picasso (via conflictingheart)

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"People of color often believe that there are safe places and that academia is one of them. But I find that academia is sometimes even more a place where race is dismissed or invisible or regarded with suspicion. In an intellectual arena, the rock and the hard place people of color are put in is the place between silence and killing rage, a place where it hurts to keep quiet and it can hurt your career to speak up. It is a place determined by the majority context, where either choice is self-defense."

- Matthew Salesses, When Defending Your Writing Becomes Defending Yourself

 

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"Love is unselfishly choosing for another’s highest good."

— C.S. Lewis  (via godmoves)

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creatingaquietmind:

Jay McInerney, “Invisible Fences”

creatingaquietmind:

Jay McInerney, “Invisible Fences”

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