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You’re only as good as your worst mistake.

Charles Coakley Simpson, “Integrity” (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

I am like a winged creature who is too rarely allowed to use its wings. Ecstasies do not occur often enough.

Anaïs Nin, Aphrodisiac (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

(via requiemforthepast)

I have endured
too many nights
without dreams
for this lifetime
to disappoint me.

i have come to expect emptiness, Emma Bleker (via stolenwine)

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.

Louise Erdrich (via aplethoraofquotations)

These are the days that must happen to you.

Walt Whitman (via aplethoraofquotations)

Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.

Niccolò Machiavelli (via aplethoraofquotations)

If you’re gonna burn a bridge behind you, make sure you’ve crossed it first.

― Quentin R. Bufogle (via psych-quotes)

(via psych-quotes)

History is not a presentation of truths. It is an interpretation of events from the point of view and with the biases of the chronicler. It is often mixed with hearsay and in many cases reflects the national mythologies of one or another side in any conflict or comparison. This is true not only of early history, but of what was reported yesterday. We ought never to presume that we have completely accurate information or factual presentations. We seldom know for certain what is true, what is reality and what is neither.

Vladika Lazar Puhalo (via azspot)

(via arzitekt)

This tremendous world I have inside of me. How to free myself, and this world, without tearing myself to pieces. And rather tear myself to a thousand pieces than be buried with this world within me.

Franz Kafka (via arzitekt)

(via man-of-prose)

Someone you haven’t even met yet is wondering what it’d be like to know someone like you.

Iain Thomas (via larmoyante)

There are times when you don’t know yourself. There are times when you don’t want to know yourself. There are times when you want to be what you have never allowed yourself to be before.

Aidan Chambers, This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn (via larmoyante)