A Collection of Beautiful Words

“Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece.”

—   Vladimir Nabokov (via tubulartrevor)

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“I don’t deserve you but god, I want to. I want to spend the rest of my life trying to deserve you.”

—   (via gwavyyy)

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“Do you ever just look at someone and become overwhelmed with this insuppressible longing for them? You crave this deep level of intimacy that you know would take years to develop. You know you can’t have them and you’re not even sure exactly why you want them, but you do – to the point where you can feel your bones aching at the thought of someone else holding them. It’s maddening, almost. But I would love to know that I’m not the only one.”

—   Connotativewords | jl | Justified (via connotativewords)

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“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”

To anyone who ever put
doubt on my lap,

hopeless thoughts
in my mind,

past mistakes
in my hands

and regret
in my eyes,

I want you
to remember
that you did not
succeed in trying
to ruin me.

—   "Sorry, but I’m not going anywhere," - Colleen Brown (via larmoyante)

(Source: mostlyfiction, via larmoyante)

“One of my philosophy professors lectured wildly about love once, yelling: “When you’re in love with someone, that person is the lighthouse of your universe.” (I scrawled it inside Science and Poetry in pencil—lighthouse of your universe—as if I would ever forget that phrase.) He was a delightful caricature of his position. I could swear he literally tore his hair out while howling at us. He went on, “Nothing means as much without that person.” One of the men in the class repeated, incredulous, half-laughing, “So you’re saying you can’t enjoy, like, a vacation, without someone if you’re really in love with them?” “Of course not.” the professor replied. “Not completely. You recognize beauty, but beauty means less if they don’t witness it with you. Beauty is less. You see something sublime and your first thought is that they should be there with you. It’s not as good without them. They illuminate. They make everything more.”

—   (via melodiexo)

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“You’re within me — in every thought, every word, every act.”

—   Simone de Beauvoir, from Letters To Sartre (via violentwavesofemotion)

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“I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, the air gold and so clean it quivers.”

—   ~Leif Enger, Peace Like a River    (via middecember)

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“I didn’t realize how badly I was treated until someone started treating me with respect.”

“Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars.”

—   Victor Hugo, Ninety Three (via floranymph)

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“Your problem is you are too busy holding on to your unworthiness.”

—   Ram Dass (via lazyyogi)

(via dayzea)

“Don’t invalidate my feelings just because they don’t validate yours.”

—   J.S. (via shatteredclay)

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“every time you inhale
you are creating an entire universe
that has never existed before.
every time you exhale
you are destroying that universe.”

—   Sara Woods, “Rotting Apple Sutra,” from Wolf Doctors (via bostonpoetryslam)

(via blankslate)

“"Love each other or perish" - W. H. Auden”

—   (via stunningpicture)

“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.”

—   Ralph Marston (via theriverjordyn, writealetter) (via wendesgray) (via coffeeinthemountains) (via seeingmagnificence)