Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. Mere words! Was there anything so real as words?
— The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (via alightwithfaith)
We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Max De Pree (via tylerknott)
I shiver, thinking how easy it is to be totally wrong about people, to see one tiny part of them and confuse it for a whole.
— Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall (via ohzheyrendipity)
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson (via forgivethelost)
But I think it’s intoxicating when somebody is so unapologetically who they are.
— Don Cheadle (via christinaaguilerasboobs)
the truth hurts
because the truth is all there is
The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.
— Laura Ingalls Wilder (via happinessloveandharmony)
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
— Jim Morrison (via rainbowfever)
the nicest thing about someone who adores you is not having to tell them how to…because the thought of ever treating you anything less than the very best never crossed their mind. not once. not ever.
— the little bukowski (via thelittlebukowski)