I hope they ask about me and I hope you tell them you fucked up.
With one burning hand she held his and with the other she kept pushing him away.
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (via tiredestprincess)
After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises, and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open with the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child. And you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight. After a while you learn…That even sunshine burns if you get too much. So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul, Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
Jorge Luis Borges, You Learn (via midnights-gypsy)
Always learn poems by heart. They have to become the marrow in your bones. Like fluoride in the water, they’ll make your soul impervious to the world’s soft decay.
Janet Fitch, White Oleander (via observando)
People always think they need gear before they can get started. They think they have to have all of this stuff on a table. A horde of equipment or it’s impossible to begin. That’s the drawback of a tech society. Tech needs gear. Tech is gear. But the human being is not tech. The human being needs first the will and then the step. Anyone who has ever gotten into anything, art, sport, acting, will tell you that you acquire gear as you go. You start with one or two things, as cheap as you can get, and you get cheap gear because you’re new at it. Cheap gear has two great virtues. It’s obviously cheap and you don’t feel bad when you exhaust it. A cheap piece of charcoal can recreate an awful lot of masterpieces. A cheap baseball can train a future Hall-of-Famer. Just depends on whether or not you have the courage to begin.
Dig Yourself (via howitzerliterarysociety)