Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
— Gautama Buddha (via purplebuddhaproject)
I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.
— Rita Mae Brown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
She said, ‘I’m so afraid.’ And I said, ‘why?,’ and she said, ‘Because I’m so profoundly happy. Happiness like this is frightening.’ I asked her why and she said, ‘They only let you be this happy if they’re preparing to take something from you.’
— Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (via sundaylatte)
You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing.
— Richard P. Feynman (via sundaylatte)
The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
— Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams (via sundaylatte)
He held her hand and she gave him such a look that he whispered her name aloud.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Diamond As Big As The Ritz (via sundaylatte)