"I love you." ✓Seen at 3:23
— Six Word Story by Pien Pouwels  (via oceanflowerbird)
And I have by me, for my comfort, two strange white flowers— shriveled now, and brown and flat and brittle— to witness that even when mind and strength had gone, gratitude and a mutual tenderness still lived on in the heart of man.

H.G. Wells, from The Time Machine

(via the-final-sentence)

If you don’t know how to take care of your body, how to release the tension in your body and give it permission to rest, you don’t love your body.

We all know that our bodies have the capacity of self-healing. When we cut our finger, we know that we don’t have to do anything besides clean it; our body will take care of the rest. We panic when we forget that our bodies have the power of self-healing if we simply allow our bodies to rest, our bodies can heal themselves without a lot of medicine.

— Thích Nhất Hạnh (via veuveperdue)
I think about you. But I don’t say it anymore.
— Marguerite Duras, Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)
I would dread to feel that we were separated even by these sentences.
— Gerald Murnane, adapted from A Million Windows (via proustitute)
A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke.
— Vincent van Gogh (via easymomentsandobsession)


I’m attracted to intelligence. Not the book smart type of intelligence. I could care less whether you’ve gone to college or how much money you make because of it. I like intelligent conversations that make me think even hours after it’s ended. I soak up words from radical minds.


"When my children are settled, I am going to retire and devote more time to my meditation. Every time you meditate, you get a little further from the world. You become more and more like the lotus, which grows in the water, but never touches the water."
"So what’s the benefit of withdrawing from the world?"
"Meditation is like a glass of juice. I can describe the glass of juice to you. But you’re not going to know the glass of juice until you taste it."

(Jammu, India)

Nobody will stop you from creating. Do it tonight. Do it tomorrow. That is the way to make your soul grow — whether there is a market for it or not! The kick of creation is the act of creating, not anything that happens afterward. I would tell all of you watching this screen: Before you go to bed, write a four line poem. Make it as good as you can. Don’t show it to anybody. Put it where nobody will find it. And you will discover that you have your reward.
— Kurt Vonnegut (via devilduck)
Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can’t always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.
— Lauren Kate, Torment  (via thatkindofwoman)