We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive
— Thich Nhat Hanh (via divine-consciousness)
I’d woken up early, and I took a long time getting ready to exist.
— Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet (via illusionsvk)
If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
— Lao Tzu (via ryannxp)
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
— Dalai Lama XIV (via kari-shma)
I crave space. It charges my batteries. It helps me breathe. Being around people can be so exhausting, because most of them love to take and barely know how to give. Except for a rare few.
— Katie Kacvinsky (via middlenameconfused)
Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.
— Franz Kafka (via navillusnylamme)
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
— T.S. Eliot (via kari-shma)
You were almost like a haiku: said so little, but meant so much.
— Abraham M. Alghanem, Carrefour (via larmoyante)
In the future, I’ll be braver, she told herself. In the future, I will always speak my mind, eloquently, passionately.
— David Nicholls, One Day (via thresca)
To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.
— Kurt Cobain (via blua)