“Everything you’re looking for lies behind the mask you wear.”  Stephen C. Paul

hymntohope:</p><p>Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice<br />http://paradoxically-free.tumblr.com/</p><p>so was darcy an introvert then ?

“If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.” Georgia O’Keeffe

  Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet
            

Beginners guide to minimalism.

 

  “Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.”  — Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

“But to me, it’s a whole lot more important to find something that makes you unafraid of being alone, rather than to have so many friends that you wind up being terrified of solitude.”  Mitsuyo Kakuta

shetakesflight:In a world where you can be anything…BE yourself.

Days I enjoy are days when nothing happens,
When I have no engagements written on my block,
When no one comes to disturb my inward peace,
When no one comes to take me away from myself
And turn me into a patchwork, a jig-saw puzzle,
A broken mirror that once gave a whole reflection,
Being so contrived that it takes too long a time
To get myself back to myself when they have gone – Vita Sackville-West
“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.” ― James Baldwin

“Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.”  Chris Brogan

 David Foster Wallace, Consider the Lobster and Other Essays    aseaofquotes:David Foster Wallace, Consider the Lobster and Other Essays

In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight.” — Ram Dass

“We are all of us born with a letter inside us, and that only if we are true to ourselves, may we be allowed to read it before we die.”  Douglas Coupland

pinkglittertears:~pinkland here~

“‎Sometimes you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” John Green, “The Fault in Our Stars.”

“Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.” Ralph Charell

   homedesigning:Inspirational and Cozy Outdoor Space | click through to see several others. 

   windowlettering:Tenue de Nimes, Madame et Monsieur by SeenbyBien(via Ahmed)

 

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. In this state of god-like awareness one sings; in this realm the world exists as poem. 

Henry Miller in The Wisdom of the Heart ( http://literaryjukebox.brainpickings.org/post/44784048462 )