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Remember where you came from, where you’re going, and why you created this mess you got yourself into in the first place.

Richard Bach, Illusions (via creatingaquietmind) —

Ayn Rand is one of those things that a lot of us, when we were 17 or 18 and feeling misunderstood, we’d pick up. Then, as we get older, we realize that a world in which we’re only thinking about ourselves and not thinking about anybody else, in which we’re considering the entire project of developing ourselves as more important than our relationships to other people and making sure that everybody else has opportunity – that that’s a pretty narrow vision.

President Obama, in an interview with Rolling Stone, when asked about Paul Ryan’s “obsession” with Rand. source (via shortformblog) —

kushandwizdom:

Teen quotes

Does my name pass through your mind when it’s 3 am and you’re wide awake?

(via wer-will-liebeslieder)

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You have no idea

how difficult it is

to speak the same words

that I’ve already told you

a million times

in my head.

Connotativewords | jl | Message in a Bottle (via worshipvedder) —

You must learn her.

You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.

You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.

And, this is how you keep her.

This is How you Lose Her, Junot Diaz  (via passionnedenoir) —

I’ve waited a long time to show these flowers how pretty you are.

Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear (via feellng)

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From our ugliness will grow the soul of the world.

Andrei Platonov (via larmoyante) —

You guys are fed a lot of cynicism every day, but this country has always been built both through individual initiative and a sense of common purpose.

Don’t get cynical. Guard against cynicism. The truth of the matter is that for all the challenges we face, all the problems that we have, if you had to choose any time in human history to be born, you’d choose this time.

Terrible things happen around the world every single day, but the trend lines of progress are unmistakable.

President Obama during the Tumblr Q&A. (via melissaanelli)

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You kiss me with your mouth wide open like you’re not afraid of swallowing poison. I taste the good and bad in you and want them both. We call this bravery.

Anita Ofokansi, Literary Sexts (via dirtydamsel)

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Good people are like candles; they burn themselves up to give others light

Turkish Proverb (via rad-rainbows) —

He saw her before he saw anything else in the room.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (via thatkindofwoman)

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Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness

Katherine Henson (via psych-facts) —

Marry someone you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

My mum (via everybodysgotadarkside97) —