Tuesday, February 26, 2013
You can lie to anyone else in the world, but you can’t lie to yourself. Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
- Point 3 of '30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself' by Marc
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
He looks like he thinks way too much. Always stressing out about nothing, always worrying about something. Always trying to oversee the consequences of his actions, always thinking before doing and never the other way around. I recognize myself in him. I worry about so many things that I can’t possible live long enough from them all to actually happen to me. I know he does too. Maybe we should learn to go with the flow, deal with one thing at a time, let go and just breathe. Let’s just live, stranger.
Sometimes you fall, spinning through space, grasping for the things that keep you on this earth; Sometimes you catch them. They can be the hands of the people you love; They can be your pets- pups with funny names, cats with ferocious old souls. The thing that keeps you here can be your art. It can be things you have collected and invested with a certain sense of meaning. A flowered, buckled treasure chest of secrets; Shoes that make you taller and, therefore, closer to the heavens; A suit that belonged to your fairy godmother; A dress that makes you feel a little like the goddess herself. Sometimes you keep falling, you don’t catch anything. Sometimes you fall, spinning through space, grasping for the things that keep you here. Sometimes you catch them; Sometimes you don’t. sometimes they catch you.
- Francesca Lia Block
Saturday, January 19, 2013
And now I realise how important it is to say these words, for many couples fall apart without them. It's hard to describe why, but when you've overcome the silent trauma of saying "I love you" out loud, you'll realise how meaningful they are. It brings you closer, deepens your connection and saying and hearing the words gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling. Eventually, you might even have the a habit of saying them every time you meet.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays, let them overtake me unexpectedly, waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself: 'Why this is Christmas Day!
- Ray Stannard Baker
Monday, December 10, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Sometimes I think the urge to believe in our own worldview is our most powerful intellectual imperative, the mind’s equivalent of feeding, fighting, and fornicating. People will eagerly twist facts into wholly unrecognizable shapes to fit them into existing suppositions. They’ll ignore the obvious, select the irrelevant, and spin it all into a tapestry of self-deception, solely to justify an idea, no matter how impoverished or self-destructive.
- Barry Eisler- The Last Assassin
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
I used to think that finding the right one was about the man having a list of certain qualities. If he has them, we’d be compatible and happy. Sort of a checkmark system that was a complete failure. But I found out that a healthy relationship isn’t so much about sense of humor or intelligence or attractive. It’s about avoiding partners with harmful traits and personality types. And then it’s about being with a good person. A good person on his own, and a good person with you. Where the space between you feels uncomplicated and happy. A good relationship is where things just work. They work because, whatever the list of qualities, whatever the reason, you happen to be really, really good together.
- Deb Caletti (The Secret Life of Prince Charming)