"We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known."


Carson McCullers  (via art-and-fury)
"You are a little soul carrying around a corpse."


— Epictetus (via larmoyante)
"There is something in me, I can’t define but it hurts all the time."


— A.H.  (via wethetemporary)
"There are always two deaths, the real one and the one people know about."


— Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea (via lehjaa)
"My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there."


— Rumi (via observando)
"She was pretty in the kind of way that said she’d run a dagger through your heart and still keep smiling the whole time."


— Richelle Mead, Silver Shadows (via mashamorevna)
"So the universe is not quite as you thought it was.
You’d better rearrange your beliefs, then. Because you certainly can’t rearrange the universe."


Isaac Asimov. (via a-phorist)
"Under the summer roses
When the flagrant crimson
Lurks in the dusk
Of the wild red leaves,
Love, with little hands,
Comes and touches you
With a thousand memories,
And asks you
Beautiful, unanswerable questions."


— Carl Sandburg, from “Under the Harvest Moon” (via amarling)
"Without [mental time travel], there would be no planning, no building, no culture; without an imagined picture of the future, our civilization would not exist."


The science of mental time travel — fascinating read on memory and how our ability to imagine the future made us human

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Holly Schindler, A Blue So Dark

"Sometimes I wish I was 29 with my life figured out & sometimes I wish I was 5 with my whole life ahead of me and not a care in the world"


— Reyna Biddy (via kushandwizdom)
"I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me"


— Borges, “The Aleph” (via freehalogens)
July  15   ( 2499 )
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"Having perfected our disguise, we spend our lives searching for someone we don’t fool."


— Robert Brault (via petite—fleur)
"Besides, nowadays, almost all capable people are terribly afraid of being ridiculous, and are miserable because of it."


Fyodor Dostoevsky, “The Brothers Karamazov” (via prenzlauer)
July  4   ( 6612 )
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"She stays lost in the middle of her own world somewhere. We can’t get in and she doesn’t come out."


Malorie Blackman; Noughts and Crosses (via veliikaya)
July  4   ( 2047 )
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