I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.Simone De Beauvoir (via thenocturnals)
People inspire you, or they drain you — pick them wisely.Hans F. Hansen (via phxpsyd)
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.Elbert Hubbard (via baelevi)
Solitude is the salt of personhood. It brings out the authentic flavor of every experience.May Sarton, Belgian-American writer (via taciturnus)
You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.Dita Von Teese (via handcraftedheart)
Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris (via captivenomad)
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.W.M. Lewis (via unbearabilityofbeauty)
Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.(via sageandrosemary)
Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.bell hooks (via fuckyeahsolitude)
Unravelling your knots, part one.
- Get up early, while the rest of the house is quiet. Make a cup of tea and drink it, lean against the cupboard, read yesterday’s paper. Watch the sunrise out of the kitchen window.
- Go for a run. Run until your chest burns and you can…
I’m going to make everything around me beautiful—that will be my life.E. D. W. (via wowloverly)
Bow Bells 1872, on ‘Beauty’.