"You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering."

Ernest Hemingway (via biospecialists)

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"My father used to say, “Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument."

Archbishop Desmond Tutu (via te-hya)

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"We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but of appreciating what we do have."

"Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible."

Things I’ll teach my children (via ohhhkat)

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"You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in."

Eliezer Yudkowsky (via greysecrets)

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"Start ignoring people who threaten your joy.
Literally, ignore them.
Say nothing.
Don’t invite any parts of them into your space."

Alex Elle (via textposter)

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"How long will this last, this delicious feeling of being alive, of having penetrated the veil which hides beauty and the wonders of celestial vistas? It doesn’t matter, as there can be nothing but gratitude for even a glimpse of what exists for those who can become open to it."

Alexander Shulgin (via mushroooms)

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"There are some feelings you will never find words for; you will learn to name them after the ones who gave them to you."

Maza Dohta (via ckings)

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"Food doesn’t taste better or worse when documented by Instagram. Laughter is as genuine over Skype as it would be sharing a sofa. Pay attention. Take in nature, hold someone’s hand, read a book. But don’t ever apologize for snapping a photo of a sunrise after a hike, or blogging about the excitement of having a crush, or updating your goodreads account. All of these things are good and should be celebrated. Smile at strangers on the sidewalk and like your friends’ selfies. It’s all good for the human spirit."

"Take me to your trees. Take me to your breakfasts, your sunsets, your bad dreams, your shoes, your nouns. Take me to your fingers."

Margaret Atwood, Good Bones (via feellng)

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"I don’t think people love me. They love versions of me I have spun for them, versions of me they have construed in their minds. The easy versions of me, the easy parts of me to love."