"They agreed that it was neither possible nor necessary to educate people who never questioned anything."
-Joseph Heller, Catch-22 (via early-onset-of-night)

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"Why are we embarrassed by silence? What comfort do we find in all the noise?"
-Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie (via creatingaquietmind)

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I wonder how it is I miss,
these things

I’ve never known.

-Lang Leav, from A Stranger (via violentwavesofemotion)

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"I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."

Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet


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"Who are you if you lose your favorite person? Can you lose your favorite person without losing yourself?"
-Stargirl (Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli)

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Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss


Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss

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"How much of my brain is wilfully my own? How much is not a rubber stamp of what I have read and heard and lived? Sure, I make a sort of synthesis of what I come across, but that is all that differentiates me from another person?"
-Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (via thievess)

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"What if I slept a little more and forgot about all this nonsense."
-The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka (via silentandgray)

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