Richard Bach, Illusions (via creatingaquietmind) —
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.
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) —
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear (via feellng)
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)
Anita Ofokansi, Literary Sexts (via dirtydamsel)
Turkish Proverb (via rad-rainbows) —
F. Scott Fitzgerald (via thatkindofwoman)
Katherine Henson (via psych-facts) —