Many people dedicate their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like, rather than actualizing themselves.
This difference between self-actualization and self-image actualization is very important. Most people live only for their image
I am a part of all that I have met.Alfred Tennyson, The Complete Poetical Works of Tennyson (via hqlines)
I want to be with you,
it is as simple,
and as complicated as that.
My brain hums with scraps of poetry and madness.Virginia Woolf (via petrichour)
We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.Carlos Castañeda (via petrichour)
A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke.Vincent Van Gogh (via petrichour)
If you can forget it or remember it, it is not you, therefore discard it.Nisargadatta Maharaj (via ashramof1)
She has a shy mouth, and, when she’s
nervous, the right side of it tremors, twitches
into a slight smile. I love
the way her chapstick feels after I’ve kissed her
off and it sits sticky and sweet on my own lips. She
sips her tea, no sugar, pulls
the blanket around her because
she’s always cold. This means
I get to hold her closer.
Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line. The objection to it is not that it is predominantly painful, but that it is lacking in sense.Henry Louis Mencken (via itsquoted)
These are the days that must happen to you.Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road (via elige)