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The secret of a full life is to live and relate to others as if they might not be there tomorrow, as if you might not be there tomorrow. It eliminates the vice of procrastination, the sin of postponement, failed communications, failed communions. This thought has made me more and more attentive to all encounters. meetings, introductions, which might contain the seed of depth that might be carelessly overlooked. This feeling has become a rarity, and rarer every day now that we have reached a hastier and more superficial rhythm, now that we believe we are in touch with a greater amount of people, more people, more countries. This is the illusion which might cheat us of being in touch deeply with the one breathing next to us. The dangerous time when mechanical voices, radios, telephones, take the place of human intimacies, and the concept of being in touch with millions brings a greater and greater poverty in intimacy and human vision.
Anais Nin 
Jun 7, 2013 / 8 notes
via themadeshop
May 16, 2013 / 23 notes
It is worse to stay where one does not belong at all than to wander about lost for a while and looking for the psychic and soulful kinship one requires
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Feb 1, 2013 / 28 notes
nevver:

Got it
Nov 27, 2012 / 529 notes
I knew the beginning and the end – I just had to dream up a convincing middle.
― Miranda July
Nov 15, 2012 / 53 notes
Wrong or right, feeling is a kind of knowing that I have to follow…
James Everett Wright (via revawilliams)
Jul 9, 2012 / 12 notes
Human life is made up of the two elements, power and form, and the proportion must be invariably kept, if we would have it sweet and sound. Each of these elements in excess makes a mischief as hurtful as its defect.
R. W. Emerson [The annotated Emerson] (via spiritedmag)
Jun 14, 2012 / 6 notes
Some people are uncomfortable with silences. Not me. I’ve never cared much for call and response. Sometimes I will think of something to say and then I ask myself: is it worth it? And it just isn’t.
― Miranda July
Jun 12, 2012 / 78 notes
‎”You don’t have to play by their rules, if you don’t require their rewards”
Nathan Johnson (I keep this wrapped in silk in the back of my mind and I own to a good friend) ♥
Jun 5, 2012 / 32 notes
spiritedmag:

My dreams are going through their death flurries. I thought they were all safely buried, but sometimes they stir in their grave, making my heartstrings twinge. I mean no particular dream, you understand, but the whole radiant flock of them together—with their rainbow wings, iridescent, bright, soaring, glorious, sublime. They are dying before the steel javelins and arrows of a world of Time and Money.

Barbara Newhall Follett
Apr 4, 2012 / 60 notes

spiritedmag:

My dreams are going through their death flurries. I thought they were all safely buried, but sometimes they stir in their grave, making my heartstrings twinge. I mean no particular dream, you understand, but the whole radiant flock of them together—with their rainbow wings, iridescent, bright, soaring, glorious, sublime. They are dying before the steel javelins and arrows of a world of Time and Money.

Barbara Newhall Follett

‎All our abstract intelligence is good for its constructing systems, or semi-systematic ideas, which for animals is a simple matter of lying in the sun. Even our ability to imagine the impossible may not be a unique talent, for I’ve seen cats staring at the moon and for all I know they may be wishing for it. (…) Happy the man, then, who does not think (…)
Fernando Pessoa (The Book of Disquiet)
Mar 14, 2012 / 8 notes
Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex.
Hunter S. Thompson (via symptomsofindecision)

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Mar 6, 2012 / 431 notes
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Von Goethe

(via earlgreymornings)

Feb 1, 2012 / 1,925 notes
It creates a visual connection between who I am and what the others see.  It makes me feel safe and secure to think that others may understand me better through the image I put forth. For me, it doesn’t depend on who I’m with or what I’m doing; dressing in a sophisticated and feminine way is something too natural for me to detach from.
Jan 20, 2012 / 15 notes
“As a child, I felt like a changeling at odds with the planet I arrived on. I didn’t understand the world I was born into, and that feeling of dissonance colored my youth. I saw that rigidness existed, and as a result, for me, rigidness got a bad name. Looseness was far better. And I gravitated toward a different life.” Tilda Swinton 
[photo by Mario Sorrenti]
Jan 17, 2012 / 111 notes

“As a child, I felt like a changeling at odds with the planet I arrived on. I didn’t understand the world I was born into, and that feeling of dissonance colored my youth. I saw that rigidness existed, and as a result, for me, rigidness got a bad name. Looseness was far better. And I gravitated toward a different life.” 

Tilda Swinton 

[photo by Mario Sorrenti]