Be strong. At least for the people around you
What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
—John Steinbeck (via observando)
I don’t have a diary, I don’t write things into a diary. I imprint myself into the sky and when the sunlight shines brightly, I can stand under the sun’s rays and everything I have imprinted of myself into the sky, I will begin to see again, feel again, remember. And when the wind begins to blow, it blows the details over my face, and I remember everything I left in the sky and see new things being born. I am unwritten.
—C. JoyBell C. (via observando)
Strength comes from struggle. When you learn to see your struggles as opportunities to become stronger, better, wiser, then your thinking shifts from “I can’t do this” to “I must do this.”
—Toni Sorenson (via observando)
What a fineeee body
Where is my copy of David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks!!??
Pre ordered and still waiting bookworld…
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
—Albert Schweitzer (via observando)
How powerful and gorgeous mothers are! Transferring their wisdom to the young ones. Even in the earliest phases. I love this! ;-) I hope you’re having a beautiful Sunday!!
I love walking into a bookstore. It’s like all my friends are sitting on shelves, waving their pages at me.
—Tahereh Mafi (via observando)
I think that pretty much every form of fiction (I’d include fantasy, obviously) can actually be a real escape from places where you feel bad, and from bad places. It can be a safe place you go, like going on holiday, and it can be somewhere that, while you’ve escaped, actually teaches you things you need to know when you go back, that gives you knowledge and armour and tools to change the bad place you were in.
So no, they’re not escapist. They’re escape.
—Neil Gaiman (via observando)
People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.
—Jim Morrison (via observando)
This smooth fucker…