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A collection of thoughts, proverbs, and wise sayings.

The most important things in life aren’t things.

To live alone is the fate of all great souls.

Arthur Schopenhauer

I am profoundly enchanted by the flowing complexity in you.

John Keats, from a letter to Fanny Brawne dated 5 November 1820 (via thefallentree)

(Source: violentwavesofemotion, via leavemeuhlone)

Big things are often just little things that people notice.

Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger (via bookmania)

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain

William Faulkner

We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.

e. e. cummings

I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air alive with closed eyes to dash against darkness

e. e. cummings

I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance

e. e. cummings

I have decided to stick to love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The great enemy of the truth is not the lie deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought…

John F. Kennedy (via rhamphotheca)

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

e. e. cummings

I’ve learned that making a living is not the same as making a life.

Maya Angelou

You have to be really open to everything in order to get inspiration. I always see myself as a student. I never consider myself to know everything about anything.