out of bad habits
❝ Let us cry for the spilt milk, by all means, if by doing so we learn how to avoid spilling any more. Let us cry for the spilt milk, and remember how, and where, and why, we spilt it. Much wisdom is learnt through tears, but none by forgetting our lessons. ❞

— María Amparo Ruiz de Burton (via observando)

❝ I feel like my past is interfering with my present and there’s nothing I can actually do. I feel there’s just nothing. I’m unable to think clearly and I’m clearly unable to not let things affect me. Unable to force my brain to function, unable to just get to feel calmer in some way. I need some peace of mind and I need you to be here. I hate needing anything and yet I do […] ❞

— Simone de Beauvoir, from a letter to Jean-Paul Sartre (via tomorrowed)


angeladalinger: Abducted by Sadness N° 9 

❝ And your doubt can become a good quality if you train it. It must become knowing, it must become criticism. Ask it, whenever it wants to spoil something for you, why something is ugly, demand proofs from it, test it, and you will find it perhaps bewildered and embarrassed; perhaps also protesting. But don’t give in, insist on arguments, and act in this way, attentive and persistent, every single time, and the day will come when, instead of being a destroyer, it will become one of your best workers—perhaps the most intelligent of all the ones that are building your life. ❞

— Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet (via alighthouseofwords)



George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

❝ Moods can be contagious. Don’t catch or spread a bad mood. ❞

— Marilyn Suttle (via observando)

❝ No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength ❞

— Jack Kerouac (via mishproductions)


Corrections, Grant Snider

❝ The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe. ❞

— Deepak Chopra (via purplebuddhaproject)


Marie Gardeski

From Bewildering Series


❝ I like the sea: we understand one another. It is always yearning, sighing for something it cannot have; and so am I. ❞

— Greta Garbo (via aestheticintrovert)

❝ I think about you. But I don’t say it anymore. ❞

— Marguerite Duras, Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)


Roscommon, Ireland.


Learning from mistakes

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