People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
• 23 March 2012 • 64 notes
“I’ve got an idea for a show called ‘Heaven is a Place on Earth’, where you find people who are undergoing operations and you wait ‘til they come ‘round and then you convince them that they died. And they’re met by John Lennon and Albert Einstein and people in masks and then you see how long you can maintain the pretence.”
— Charlie Brooker’s idea for a reality show (via facingpagetopleft)
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• 22 March 2012 • 251 notes
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
— Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum (via spoilsofmatter)
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• 17 March 2012 • 571 notes
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
Theodor Seuss Geisel
• 17 March 2012 • 104 notes
“An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.”
• 15 March 2012 • 59 notes
I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul.
• 12 March 2012 • 19 notes