"More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity."
"Let me remember how it used to be, and bring one morning back again."
— Charles Dickens, David Copperfield (via bookmania)
"I learned that it was in hard times that people usually changed the course of their life; in good times, they frequently only talked about change. Hard times forced them to overcome the doubts that normally gave them pause. It surprised me how often we hold ourselves back until we have no choice."
— Po Bronson, What Should I Do with My Life? (via simply-quotes)
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"People always think that happiness is a faraway thing," thought Francie, "something complicated and hard to get. Yet, what little things can make it up; a place of shelter when it rains – a cup of strong hot coffee when you’re blue; for a man, a cigarette for contentment; a book to read when you’re alone – just to be with someone you love. Those things make happiness."
— A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith (via bookbits)
It does not count if you believe in yourself when it’s easy to believe in yourself. It does not count if you believe the world can be a better place when the future looks bright. It does not count if you think you’re going to make it when the finish line is right in front of you.
It counts when it’s hard to believe in yourself, when it looks like the world’s going to end and you’ve still got a long way to go.
That’s when it counts. That’s when it matters the most.
— I Wrote This For You. (via vaguelyinked)
"I’ve always hated the ‘Who are you?’ question. This is a philosophical inquiry. Answering that question is why we’re on earth. You can’t answer it in thirty seconds or in an elevator."
— Sandy Nathan, Numenon (via observando)
"I won’t beg someone to love me. I learned long ago that there is no use in hopeless pleas of trying to make someone stay. I am too good to chase someone who does not know my worth and I am too wild to keep waiting for someone who doesn’t acknowledge my value. I want to be loved unconditionally. I shouldn’t have to fight so hard for it. I do not have the time to prove to someone that I am worth it. I shouldn’t have to prove any of that; I am worth more than that."
Ming D. Liu, A Story A Day #138
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"It was so strange, the way that life moved forward: the twists and the dead ends, the sudden opportunities. She supposed if you could predict or foresee everything that was going to happen, you’d lose the motivation to go through it all. The promise was always in the possibility."
— Lauren Oliver, Panic (via observando)
"Let people feel the weight of who you are and let them deal with it."
— John Eldridge (via hopefisch)
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"Today, no matter where I am going, no matter what I am doing, it is my dominant intent to see that which I want to see. Nothing is more important than that I feel good."
— Abraham Hicks (via loagoddess)
"Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius."
— William Blake (via observando)
"Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most."
— The Daily Positive (via blackbruise)
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"How cruel, your veins are full of ice-water and mine are boiling."
— Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights (via wordsnquotes)
"Always remember, your focus determines your reality."
— George Lucas (via observando)
"I might think I can’t take it any more, that I can’t go on any more, but one way or another I get past that."
— Haruki Murakami, After Dark (via larmoyante)