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The magic of written and spoken things are undeniable.

name: Dia
age: 18
sign: Capricorn
birthday: Dec 22
gender: Female

"Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway"

— Earl Nightingale.

"The fingers of your thoughts are molding your face ceaselessly." 

Charles Reznikoff

"It is never too late to turn on the light. Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view. When you flip the switch in that attic, it doesn’t matter whether its been dark for ten minutes, ten years or ten decades. The light still illuminates the room and banishes the murkiness, letting you see the things you couldn’t see before. It’s never too late to take a moment to look." 

Sharon Salzberg


All these early mornings will add up to something. You’re not meant to see it yet, but your swollen bones and aching hands will be wondrous if you make them so. The waitressing jobs and graveyard shifts and life decisions at the supermarket. All this wondering about sex. Wondering, if you’ll remember how to curl your body into a smile again. All the things you said you’d do but never found the money for. Don’t let them break your heart. This is your becoming.


“This is yours,” Alaska Gold.

"[B]ursting with emotion, I wanted to swallow myself by opening my mouth inordinately and turning it around over my head so that it would take in my whole body, and then the Universe, until all that would remain of me would be a ball of eaten thing which little by little would be annihilated: that is my way of seeing the end of the world." 

— Jean Genet, Our Lady of the Flowers (via whyallcaps)

"This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, don’t get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it’s ready to come undone. You have to figure it’s going to be a long process and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time." 

— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood  (via harukimuracallme)


Sheila Heti, How Should a Person Be?


Sheila Heti, How Should a Person Be?

"Write her a letter, send her a flower, love only gets old if you let it." 

— (via witcheszbrew)

"You are like night, calmed, constellated.
Your silence is star-like, as distant, as true." 

— Pablo Neruda, ”I Like You Calm, As If You Were Absent” (via petrichour)

"They Were flying a seven-oh-seven, which is an older airplane and is very challenging to fly,” Ratwatte said. “That thing is a lot of work/ The flight controls are not hydraulically powered. They are connected by a series of pulleys and pull rods to the physical metal surfaces of the airplane. You have to be quite strong to fly that airplane You heave it around the sky. It’s as much physical effort as rowing a boat. My current airplane I fly with my fingertips. I use a joystick. My instruments are huge. Theirs were the size of coffee cups." 

— Malcom Gladwell - Outliers

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