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ladyausten · 18 minutes ago
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Listen. Life is a story you write yourself. Revise and rewrite. It's up to you to rewrite things to get a happy ending.
- Yoru Sumino and Idumi Kirihara, I Had That Same Dream Again
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quietlymischievous · 7 hours ago
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Prejudice is a product of ignorance that hides behind barriers of tradition.
Jasper Fforde, The Fourth Bear (Nursery Crime, #2)
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freelance-philosopher · 14 hours ago
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A writer is first of all a reader. It is from reading that I derive the standards by which I measure my own work and according to which I fall lamentably short.
Susan Sontag, At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches
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ladyausten · 18 hours ago
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"Fucking bastards, parents," Colin complained Monday lunchtime. "You think they're OK when you're little, then you realise they're just like..."
- Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending
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gennsoup · 21 hours ago
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So much could be done if we could just part with sleeping. If we didn't need to rest our heads from our daily cares. If only we could live in waking dreams, and not be clouded with the thin wisps of sleep and doubt. What magic we'd create around us. Instead of daily loaves of hate that we eat every morning and wash down with bitter coffee.
Hiromi Goto, Chorus of Mushrooms
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aomamesmoons · a day ago
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"Es ist nicht notwendig, dass Du aus dem Haus gehst. Bleib bei Deinem Tisch und horche. Horche nicht einmal, warte nur. Warte nicht einmal, sei völlig still und allein. Anbieten wird sich Dir die Welt zur Entlarvung, sie kann nicht anders, verzückt wird sie sich vor Dir winden." "There is no need for you to leave the house. Stay at your table and listen. Don't even listen, just wait. Don't even wait, be completely quiet and alone. The world will offer itself to you to be unmasked; it can't do otherwise; in raptures it will writhe before you."
Franz Kafka - Zürauer Zettel (Zürau Aphorisms)
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quo-usque-tandem · a day ago
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fuckyosstuff · a day ago
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" I am so busy keeping my head above water that I scarcely know who I am, much less who anyone else is."
- Sylvia Plath
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Superficiality is the result of doing away with the vital distinction between concealment and manifestation. It is the manifestation of emptiness, but where mere scope is concerned it wins, because it has the advantage of dazzling people with its brilliant shams. Real manifestation is homogeneous, because it is really profound, whereas superficiality has a varied and ‘omnium gatherum’ appearance. Its love of showing off is the self-admiration of conceit in reflection. The concealment and reserve of inwardness is not given time in which to conceive an essential mystery, which can then be made manifest, but is disturbed long before that time comes and so, as a reward, reflection attracts the gaze of egotism upon its varied shams whenever possible.
Søren Kierkegaard, The Present Age
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wedge-of-words · a day ago
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“I cannot make speeches, Emma,” he soon resumed; and in a tone of such sincere, decided, intelligible tenderness as was tolerably convincing. “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”
Jane Austen, Emma
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weirdoughoes · 2 days ago
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"Others would always be out there, trying to knock me down, to tell me who I was or who they thought I should be. People carved words into weapons often, but they only had power if I listened to them instead of trusting in myself."
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ikomsoul · 2 days ago
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"No one ever commanded a cat. You can shout at a cat, and it may vanish through the window, or ignore you and begin washing its tail, or stare at you in pained surprise. But it will never apologise, never promise not to do it again."
- Christopher Robin Milne
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