Suddenly she realized that what she was regretting was not the lost past but the lost future, not what had not been but what would never be.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, A Nice Quiet Place


(Reblogged from lumisays)
Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind.
Dodinsky (via observando)
(Reblogged from observando)
This above all: to thine own self be true.
William Shakespeare (via observando)
(Reblogged from observando)
Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.
Donald Trump (via observando)
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Sometimes I feel like I’m not … solid. I’m hollow. There’s … nothing behind my eyes. I’m a negative of a person. It’s as if I never thought anything. I never wrote … anything. I never felt anything. All I want is blackness - blackness and silence.
Silvia Plath (via wasanyoneever)
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Nothing limits intelligence more than ignorance; nothing fosters ignorance more than one’s own opinions; nothing strengthens opinions more than refusing to look at reality.
Sheri S. Tepper (via observando)
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A man who takes away another man’s freedom is a prisoner of hatred, he is locked behind the bars of prejudice and narrow-mindedness. I am not truly free if I am taking away someone else’s freedom, just as surely as I am not free when my freedom is taken from me. The oppressed and the oppressor alike are robbed of their humanity.
When I walked out of prison, that was my mission, to liberate the oppressed and the oppressor both. Some say that has now been achieved. But I know that that is not the case. The truth is that we are not yet free; we have merely achieved the freedom to be free, the right not to be oppressed. We have not taken the final step of our journey, but the first step on a longer and even more difficult road. For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. The true test of our devotion to freedom is just beginning.
Nelson Mandela (via observando)
(Reblogged from observando)


I learned that if you have a heart attack

The heart heals, but will have scar tissue

And the areas of scar tissue don’t contract anymore

The heart struggles to pump more and more after every attack

There’s a moral in there somewhere


(Reblogged from lumisays)
Only a crisis — actual or perceived — produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes politically inevitable.
Milton Friedman (via observando)
(Reblogged from observando)
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Be curious.
Stephen Hawking (via requiemfor-a-dream)

(Source: thatquote)

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Tis true, my form is something odd
but blaming me, is blaming God.
Could I create myself anew
I would not fail in pleasing you.
Joseph Merrick (via observando)
(Reblogged from observando)
(Reblogged from ohmyjew)
Don’t be slutty, don’t have sex. But be sexy. If you’re too sexy though and you get raped, then that’s your own fault because you’re not actually supposed to listen to us about being sexy, even though we tell you your value is derived from how sexy you are. If you get into a position of power, we will assume that you used your sex appeal to get there and not your brains and we will mock you even though we told you the only thing that mattered was your sex appeal. Make yourself accessible to me, but holy shit stop being so desperate and needy. Don’t be a tease. If we want to have sex with you, don’t friendzone us, even though we just fucking told you not to have sex.
patriarchy proverb  (via arbolae)

(Source: stfueverything)

(Reblogged from arbolae)
Enjoy it. Because it’s happening.
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (via observando)
(Reblogged from observando)
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt (via observando)
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