August202014
“And I tell you that you should open yourselves to hearing an authentic poet, of the kind whose bodily senses were shaped in a world that is not our own and that few people are able to perceive. A poet closer to death than to philosophy, closer to pain than to intelligence, closer to blood than to ink.” Federico Garcia Lorca (via fawksianfella)

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August172014
“In the right-hand pocket of my former life I’ve left something for you.
That is, darling, your turn will come.
I’d walk out on myself if I could.
I love the distant glow in the nighttime desert sky
like a worn yellow spot in the dark
everything might still slip through.” Charlie Smith, from section 1 “Outside Las Vegas” of “Late Days,” Jump Soul: New and Selected Poems (W. W. Norton & Co., 2014)

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August42014
“Those who are willing to be vulnerable move among mysteries.” Theodore Roethke (via observando)

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July302014
“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms  (via human-voices)

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July72014
“The study of the galaxies reveals a universal order and beauty. It also shows us chaotic violence on a scale hitherto undreamed of. That we live in a universe which permits life is remarkable. That we live in one which destroys galaxies and stars and worlds is also remarkable. The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent to the concerns of such puny creatures as we.” Carl Sagan, Cosmos (via inbtwnsongs)

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June272014

moejisan:

People who say everything happens for a reason haven’t accidentally dropped their entire dinner on the floor

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June252014
“Socrates fulfilled himself by attending to nothing except reason in everything he encountered. And you, although you are not yet a Socrates, should live as someone who at least wants to be a Socrates.” Epictetus (via superfluidity)

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June232014
“The earth is bleeding somewhere with quiet sincerity, and the poet cannot find where it is coming from.” Caitlyn Siehl, excerpt from her book, What We Buried. (via wordsdancemag)

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June172014
June92014
“Poetry should strike the reader as a wording of ones own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.” John Keats (via mirroir)

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June82014
humansofnewyork:

“My parents were always fighting. They weren’t very supportive. I used to be bitter about it. I was caught up on how my life could have been different if I had better parents. How things would have been different if x, y, and z had happened. But then you get older and you realize maybe they didn’t have the capacity to give you what you needed. They couldn’t understand you, just like you couldn’t understand them. You realize they were dealing with their own disappointments. And you even start to think, ‘Maybe I could have been a better son.’”

humansofnewyork:

“My parents were always fighting. They weren’t very supportive. I used to be bitter about it. I was caught up on how my life could have been different if I had better parents. How things would have been different if x, y, and z had happened. But then you get older and you realize maybe they didn’t have the capacity to give you what you needed. They couldn’t understand you, just like you couldn’t understand them. You realize they were dealing with their own disappointments. And you even start to think, ‘Maybe I could have been a better son.’”

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