“The road to recovery is as treacherous as it is tedious.”
—Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)

“in the end you’re always by yourself, you’re all you’ve got, that’s the point”

“I walk. I talk. I shop. I sneeze. I’m gonna be a fireman when the floods roll back. There’s trees in the desert since you moved out, and I don’t sleep on a bed of bones.”

You’re looking for the secret… but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn’t clap yet. Because making something disappear isn’t enough; you have to bring it back. That’s why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call ‘the prestige’.

The Mechanics Of Magic

“I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.”

— Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis

“I picture heaven as a vast library, with unlimited volumes to read. And paintings and statues to examine galore. I picture it as a great doorway to learning…rather than one great dull answer to all our questions”

— Anne Rice, The Mummy

“That’s the thing about pain…it demands to be felt.”

— John Green

“Will watching a person’s fate give it purpose? Or is it just the muted feeling of watching a movie when you know how it ends? And then something happens that I will never forget. I’m wrong.”

The Air I Breathe

‘Are you trying to save my soul?’

—  Roy Walker, The Fall

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

―  Albert Einstein

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

― C.S. Lewis

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

― Gandhi

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

― Mark Twain

“I don’t consider myself hip, i’m like, shoulder.”

― leisures

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
― Albert Einstein

“Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.”
― Mark Twain

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
― Thomas A. Edison

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
― Mark Twain

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

“A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“I am a series of small victories and large defeats and I am as amazed
as any other that I have gotten from there to here.”
— Charles Bukowski

“It’s a most distressing affliction to have a sentimental heart and a skeptical mind.”
— Naguib Mahfouz

“As it has been said:
Love and a cough cannot be concealed.
Even a small cough.
Even a small love.”
— Anne Sexton

“I’ve had so many knives stuck into me, when they hand me a flower I can’t quite make out what it is. It takes time.”
— Charles Bukowski

“Sometimes a wind comes before the rain and sends birds sailing past the window, spirit birds that ride the night, stranger than dreams”
— Don DeLillo, from Point Omega

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
— Franz Kafka

“Tact is just not saying true stuff. I’ll pass.”
— Cordelia Chase

“be easy.
take your time.
you are coming
to yourself.”

— the becoming | wing, nayyirah waheed  (via mermaidsongs)

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