Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.– H. Jackson Brown, Jr (No. 139, Life’s Little Instruction Book)
Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t...– Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum ~
But would you kindly ponder this question: What would your good do if evil...– Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita (via pavorst)
All things are subject to interpretation; whichever interpretation prevails at a...– Friedrich Nietzsche (via elige)
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the...– Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild (via monamade)
I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we...– Charles de Lint (via monamade)
The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must...– The Awakening by Kate Chopin (via quote-book)
I must learn to love the fool in me — the one who feels too much, talks too...– Theodore I. Rubin, MD (via modernhepburn)
To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used...– Arundhati Roy (via lylaandblu)
Delight, then sorrow Afterward - aboard the Cormorant fishing boat. ~ Basho
Making others happy, through kindness of speech and sincerity of right advice,...– (via journalofanobody)
We’ve been bewitched by countless lies, by azure images of ice, by false promises of open sky and sea, and rescued by a God we don’t believe. Like coppers rattling from a beggar’s plate guiding lights have fallen on our days and burned and died. We’ve pressed our ship a pilgrimage of nights toward such lights as, always elusive, lured and tricked the keel upon the rocks and ripped the helmhold...
con-tem-plate: Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. -Dreams by Langston Hughes
And words and deeds are far from being one. Much that is talked about is left...– Moliere, Tartuffe (via pumpkinlatte)
Zimbabwe's Mugabe and Tsvangirai call for peace →
fyeahafrica: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai have called for tolerance as tension rises ahead of elections. “We want to live in a peaceful country,” Mr Mugabe said, after talks with Mr Tsvangirai, his long-time rival. Mr Tsvangirai’s MDC party has repeatedly accused pro-Mugabe militants of disrupting its rallies. Polls are expected next year, ending the...
The power of the visible is the invisible…– Marianne Moore, from “He ‘Digesteth Harde Yron’” (via semperaugustus)
journalofanobody: I suddenly know, autumn is not just a season, but a state of mind, a measure of passing life, of endings…and beginnings. —Michael Boiano
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves—there...– (via journalofanobody)
So never be afraid, never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth...– - William Faulkner, to a class of graduating seniors at University High School, Mississippi.
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Fire and Ice
breadandhyacinths: Some say the world will end in fire; Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. - Robert Frost
Each of us is like a desert, and a literary work is like a cry from the desert,...– FRANÇOIS MAURIAC (via trijste)
You begin climbing the mountain when you’re young; then at a certain height you...– Ozu
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“There is never a single story about any place….when we get that, we gain a kind of paradise” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
The following short story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was specially comissioned by the Guardian as part of their short fiction series. In “Miracle”, Adichie tells the story of a Lagosian girl negotiating daily life in corrupt Nigeria: Ifemelu grew up in the shadow of her mother’s hair, the thick, long black-black hair that drank two containers of relaxer at the salon, took hours under the...