“ The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart. ”
Maya Angelou (via writingbox)
“ We are like water, aren’t we? We can be fluid, flexible when we have to be. But strong and destructive, too. And something else, I think to myself. Like water, we mostly follow the path of least resistance. ”
Wally Lamb, We Are Water (via wordsnquotes)
love wally lamb
“ Self-image is the cloak your brain wears, it’s the film that dictates your abilities and passions. Oftentimes, self-image is the little voice in your head, which limits or liberates your mind. Don’t confuse your brain with your mind. Your brain functions and exercises but your mind designs. Create your self-image to your liking. ”
Anonymous (via wnq-writers)
“ I understand. That’s the trouble. I understand. I’ll understand all the time. All day and all night. Especially all night. I’ll understand. You don’t have to worry about that. ”
Ernest Hemingway, Winner Take Nothing (via wordsnquotes)
Too soon we discover
our brief journey ends
and the curtain drops
as darkness descends
Savor each moment
take part in the play
time passes so fast
enjoy each new day
Our hours numbered
who knows how many
moments are magic
dare we waste any
Make it worthwhile
it’s your story to tell
and above all else
be sure to love well
“ Is it so inconceivable that a smart, accomplished woman would have both the latest issue of the Economist and the second season of “The Mindy Project” downloaded on her iPad? Sorry, but modern women see no contradiction there. ”
Fair enough, but The Mindy Project is still a terrible television show.
“ There is no one right way to live. ”
Daniel Quinn, Ishmael (via wordsnquotes)
You are allowed to take up space.
Inhale, fill yourself up with air.
But also remember to exhale.
Expand, expand, expand.
You are a million years in the making,
an irreplaceable mix of
stardust and iron and sea-foam.
You have earned your place in this universe
from the moment you were born.
Spread your limbs,
old gnarled tree branches twisted from age
still reaching outward for the warmth of the sun.
Spread your wings,
fledgling bird hearts beating fast
still daring to fly and feel the breeze.
Do not apologize
You are allowed to take up space.”
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