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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

C. S. Lewis (via lyssahumana)

[True.]

I like to think that each book I start is a completely new departure … But I’ve learned that whatever you do, readers will have no difficulty assimilating it into what you’ve done before.
… to read, we need a certain kind of silence, an ability to filter out the noise. That seems increasingly elusive in our overnetworked society, where every buzz and rumor is instantly blogged and tweeted, and it is not contemplation we desire but an odd sort of distraction, distraction masquerading as being in the know. In such a landscape, knowledge can’t help but fall prey to illusion, albeit an illusion that is deeply seductive, with its promise that speed can lead us to more illumination, that it is more important to react than to think deeply, that something must be attached to every bit of time. Here, we have my reading problem in a nutshell, for books insist we take the opposite position, that we immerse, slow down.
David L. Ulin, The Lost Art of Reading (via litverve)

I closed the box and put it in a closet.

There is no real way to deal with everything we lose.

Joan Didion, Where I Was From (via amywhipple)
So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide

Meredith Grey  (via donteverletanyonedullyoursparkle)

[And if the decision is wrong, have the courage and strength to pick yourself up and decide all over again. Carry on.]

Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different.
C.S. Lewis (via ewcersei)
People who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.
Neil Gaiman (via hellanne)
Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (via davidkendall)
Never doubt yourself.

Never doubt yourself.

I’ve always known that there’s more going on inside me than finds its way into the world, but this is probably true of everyone. Who doesn’t regret that he isn’t more fully understood?
Richard Russo; Bridge of Sighs
Retreat

Retreat

There’s always a story. It’s all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.
Terry Pratchett; A Hat Full of Sky
It is not the object described that matters, but the light that falls on it, like that from a lamp in a distant room.
thmazing:

Read.

People without hope do not read novels.

thmazing:

Read.

People without hope do not read novels.

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David Foster Wallace - quote
-It’s a very American illness, the idea of giving yourself away entirely to the idea of working in order to achieve some sort of brass ring that usually involves people feeling some way about you – I mean, people wonder why we walk around feeling alienated and lonely and stressed out.

quoteallthethings:

David Foster Wallace - quote

-It’s a very American illness, the idea of giving yourself away entirely to the idea of working in order to achieve some sort of brass ring that usually involves people feeling some way about you – I mean, people wonder why we walk around feeling alienated and lonely and stressed out.