Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter....– Kurt Vonnegut (via quotesixty)
People want pretty much the same things: They wanted to be happy. Most young...– Nicholas Sparks, Nights in Rodanthe (via quotesixty)
Give me books, fruit, French wine and fine weather and a little music out of...– John Keats (via quotesixty)
If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we...– Ivan Turgenev (via quotesixty)
Altogether, I think we ought to read only books that bite and sting us. If the...– from a letter to Oskar Pollak 27 January 1904 by Franz Kafka (via casinegro)
He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.
My manners, abominable at times, can be sweet. As I grew older I became a drunk....– Jack Kerouac, Satori in Paris (via poetrytothestars)
I don't care what you say about my race, creed, or...
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*Gaze into the fire, into the clouds, and as soon as the inner voices begin to speak..surrender to them. Don’t ask first whether it’s permitted, or would please your teachers or father or some god. You will ruin yourself if you do that.* A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening. If one listens to them silently for a long time, this longing...
I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my...– from ‘On The Road’ by Jack Kerouac (via casinegro)
No big differences these days, just the same old walkaways, someday I’m...– Counting Crows
I used to wait for a sign, she said, before I did anything. Then one night I had a dream & an angel in black tights came to me & said, you can start any time now, & then I asked is this a sign? & the angel started laughing & I woke up. Now, I think the whole world is filled with signs, but if there’s no laughter, I know they’re not for me. I remember when the...
When driving down the road of life rarely do you know how good you have it, until you see it in the rear-view mirror. Which is not to suggest that you should look back now, but to remind you that where you are today is more awesome and amazing than you probably realize. -TUT
You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees,...
The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see. … No, wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, as vital to our lives as water and good bread. ...
You are attracted to the beautiful magic that comes through your fantasies. But you won’t get away now with simply substituting an illusion for the truth. It’s fine to hold on to your dreams while working in the real world. Just acknowledge that your limitations are a healthy part of the process.
As long as there are two there is unfinished business. When the two become one,...