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"In a way, you are poetry material; You are full of cloudy subtleties I am willing to spend a lifetime figuring out. Words burst in your essence and you carry their dust in the pores of your ethereal individuality."

~ Franz Kafka, Letters To Milena (via aestheticintrovert)

(Source: rabbitinthemoon)


(via man-of-prose)

"We live in an age where we feel guilt whenever we have to cut someone off but the reality is that some relationships do need to die, some people do need to be unfollowed and defriended. We aren’t meant to be this tethered to the people in our past. The Internet mandates that we don’t burn bridges and keep everyone around like relics but those expectations are unrealistic and unhealthy. Simply put, we don’t need to know what everyone else is up to. We’re allowed to be choosy about who we surround ourselves with online and in real life, even if it might hurt people’s feelings."

~ Ryan O’Connell, You Don’t Have To Be Friends With Everybody (via larmoyante)

(via xwingsandpaperplanes)

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."

~ Oscar Wilde (via man-of-prose)

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(via thursdaylane)

thursdaylane:

Being an actress during the Golden Age of Hollywood was not as glamorous or ideal as it seems when taking these women’s lives at face value. Sexual harassment, underpay, and overwork were the norm. Many started out in the chorus and worked their way to stardom. Some only reached that elusive fame after dozens of films, hundreds of failures. Many had to overcome the hardship and heartache of broken homes, war-torn countries, or extreme poverty to become the beautiful faces onscreen that millions came to adore and idolize.

Some survived the Hollywood game, while others were used, abused, and thrown out. Some led happy lives, others didn’t. But the legacy they left on the screen has had and will continue to have an impact on the masses long after they are no longer present among us. These women created new worlds through the medium of film - their movies have provided a much desired escape for generations upon generations.

They make us smile when all we want to do is cry, they give us new perspectives on life, they inspire us to dream bigger, try harder, make a difference.

I am sad to see so many great actresses relatively forgotten, but what makes me sick is the way that so many of them are remembered: Marilyn as a slut, Katharine a bitch, Joan a monster, Audrey just a pretty face—many of these women defined by a single attribute (true or false) or single moment (real or fabricated) of their lives. None of them was perfect, everyone knows that. None of them was perfect because all of them were human. It takes a lot to be a star, yet all of them handled stardom, with all of its ups and all of its downs, with far more grace than the average human being. There’s already so much hate in this world, and I may just be speaking for myself, but these ladies have done nothing except make my life a happier existence. I love them, and I think they should, at the very least, be given the respect they deserve. Because they do deserve it. And then some.

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Find meaning.
Distinguish melancholy from sadness.
Go out for a walk.
It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park,
spring at its most spectacular moment,
flowers and smells and
outstanding poetical imagery
smoothly transferring you into another world.

It doesn’t have to be a walk
during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies
and
discover meanings no other brain
ever managed to encounter.
Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself.

Find meaning or
don’t find meaning
but “steal” some time
and give it freely and exclusively to your own self.

Opt for privacy and solitude.
That doesn’t make you antisocial or
cause you to reject the rest of the world.

But you need to breathe.
And you need to be.

"

~ Albert Camus, Notebooks (via oofpoetry)

(via oofpoetry)

"When you look more generally at life on Earth, you find that it is all the same kind of life. There are not many different kinds; there’s only one kind. It uses about fifty fundamental biological building blocks, organic molecules."

~ Carl Sagan

"A religion, old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the Universe as revealed by modern science might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths."

~ Carl Sagan

"In every culture we imagined something like our own political system running the Universe. Few found the similarity suspicious"

~ Carl Sagan
fastcompany:

Good morning! If you’ve felt like you’ve been kicking yourself all week, here are a few tips to help you end the week on a high note:
6 habits to help you ride the (inevitable) waves of work stress
How Kanye is so perplexingly productive
Everyone at Google is meditating. You should too
Have a great day! 

fastcompany:

Good morning! If you’ve felt like you’ve been kicking yourself all week, here are a few tips to help you end the week on a high note:

Have a great day! 


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