Go all the way with it. Do not back off. For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters.
Inelegantly, and without my consent, time passed.
— Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You (via beautyisanillusion)
I’ll read my books and I’ll drink coffee and I’ll listen to music, and I’ll bolt the door.
— J.D. Salinger, A Boy in France (via larmoyante)
It takes a long time to fully become who you are.
— Bjork (via navillus-nylamme)
It’s not that I can’t fall in love. It’s really that I can’t help falling in love with too many things all at once. So, you must understand why I can’t distinguish between what’s platonic and what isn’t, because it’s all too much and not enough at the same time.
— Jack Kerouac (via larmoyante)
It’s a big word for me.
I feel it everywhere.
Almost, but not quite.
I’m hoping hard for that.
— Joan Bauer, Almost Home (via larmoyante)
i hope you will go out and let stories happen to you.
— clarissa pinkola estés (via suparabbit)
People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness
— (via impetrate)
She had a strange feeling in the pit of her stomach, like when you’re swimming and you want to put your feet down on something solid, but the water’s deeper than you think and there’s nothing there.
— Julia Gregson (via thatquote)
One day, a long time from now you’ll cease to care anymore whom you please or what anybody has to say about you. That’s when you’ll finally produce the work you’re capable of.
— J.D. Salinger, from a letter to Joyce Maynard (via perfect)
Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything. They make you feel so alive that you’d follow them straight into hell, just to keep getting your fix.
— Karen Marie Moning, Shadowfever (via coyotegold)
I’m pleased by anything in myself that strikes me as not myself.
Panic is the sudden realization that everything around you is alive.
— William S. Burroughs (via milktree)
Minimize downtime. Don’t watch reruns. Don’t sleep more than 8 hours a day. Don’t take a job with a long commute. Your time is the most precious thing you have.
I didn’t know what to say. I felt like crying, Goddamit everybody in the world wants an explanation for your acts and for your very being.
— Jack Kerouac, On the Road (via amcq)