Anna Quindlen, Every Last One (via thatkindofwoman)
Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance.
The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.
Steven Furtick (via thatkindofwoman)
This is totally on point and eloquently said.
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
Well, if one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected — those, precisely, who need the law’s protection most! — and listens to their testimony. Ask any Mexican, any Puerto Rican, any black man, any poor person — ask the wretched how they fare in the halls of justice, and then you will know, not whether or not the country is just, but whether or not it has any love for justice, or any concept of it. It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
James Baldwin, No Name in the Street (1972)
O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
:’( RIP Robin Williams.
Growth is painful. Change is painful.But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.
Mandy Hale (via thatkindofwoman)
Life becomes more meaningful when you realize the simple fact that you’ll never get the same moment twice.
Post source: italdred
"These high-altitude dandelions had roots as large as carrots, and they were not bitter at all."- E. Gibbons, Stalking the Faraway Places, 1973, p. 45.
"He nerved himself for a second disappointment; he was going to try U Medvídků again, in case they had gone back there.” - Caleb Crain, Necessary Errors
"It made me so nervous I nearly went crazy." - J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, p.45
Patti and her cat
by Sam Wagstaff