I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
― Oprah Winfrey (via psych-quotes)

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I’m not sure what I’ll do, but— well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (via cierrafrances)

(Source: petrichour)

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To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.
― Reba McEntire (via psych-quotes)

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We are born into this world unarmed - our mind is our only weapon.
― Ayn Rand (via psych-quotes)

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bookpatrol:

Why (Real) Books Are Great
via the Strand and soon to be on a tote bag

bookpatrol:

Why (Real) Books Are Great

via the Strand and soon to be on a tote bag

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I am not the first person you loved.
You are not the first person I looked at
with a mouthful of forevers. We
have both known loss like the sharp edges
of a knife. We have both lived with lips
more scar tissue than skin. Our love came
unannounced in the middle of the night.
Our love came when we’d given up
on asking love to come. I think
that has to be part
of its miracle.

This is how we heal.
I will kiss you like forgiveness. You
will hold me like I’m hope. Our arms
will bandage and we will press promises
between us like flowers in a book.
I will write sonnets to the salt of sweat
on your skin. I will write novels to the scar
of your nose. I will write a dictionary
of all the words I have used trying
to describe the way it feels to have finally,
finally found you.

And I will not be afraid
of your scars.

I know sometimes
it’s still hard to let me see you
in all your cracked perfection,
but please know:
whether it’s the days you burn
more brilliant than the sun
or the nights you collapse into my lap
your body broken into a thousand questions,
you are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
I will love you when you are a still day.
I will love you when you are a hurricane.

Clementine von Radics, Mouthful of Forevers  (via thatkindofwoman)

Sheesh. That’s beautiful. (via wherehappinesslives)

(Source: lovemestarkly)

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Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
Benjamin Franklin (via lajoiedespetiteschoses)

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i’m at a point in my life where everything is falling apart and everything is coming together at the same time.

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Ideas improve. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author’s phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea.
― Guy Debord (via psych-quotes)

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