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" I don’t owe people anything, and I don’t have to talk to them any more than I feel I need to."

Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story  (via sexual-feelings)

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The night was as black as the inside of a cat. It was the kind of night, you could believe, on which gods moved men as though they were pawns on the chessboard of fate. In the middle of this elemental storm a fire gleamed among the dripping furze bushes like the madness in a weasel’s eye. It illuminated three hunched figures. As the cauldron bubbled an eldritch voice shrieked: ‘When shall we three meet again?’

There was a pause.

Finally another voice said, in far more ordinary tones: ‘Well, I can do next Tuesday.’

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Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters (via discworldquotes)

" Being born a woman is an awful tragedy. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording—all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night."
Sylvia Plath (via hadleybadly)

" Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul."
Jaime Lyn Beatty (via franki-e)

" Religion is based, I think, primarily and mainly upon fear. It is partly the terror of the unknown and partly, as I have said, the wish to feel that you have a kind of elder brother who will stand by you in all your troubles and disputes. A good world needs knowledge, kindliness, and courage; it does not need a regretful hankering after the past or a fettering of the free intelligence by the words uttered long ago by ignorant men."
Bertrand Russell, Why I am not a Christian (via wild-earth)

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Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake

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Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake


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We talked through the long hours of the night. I spoke subtle circles around the way I felt, not wanting to be overbold. I thought she might be doing the same, but I could never be sure. It was like we were doing one of those elaborate Modegan court dances, where the partners stand scant inches apart, but - if they are skilled - never touch.

Such was our conversation. But not only were we lacking touch to guide us, it was as if we were also strangely deaf. So we danced very carefully, unsure what music the other was listening to, unsure, perhaps, if the other was dancing at all.

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The Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss)

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Robin Sloan, Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

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Robin Sloan, Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore


" There is no immortality that is not built on friendship and work done with care. All the secrets in the world worth knowing are hiding in plain sight. It takes forty-one seconds to climb a ladder three stories tall. It’s not easy to imagine the year 3012, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. We have new capabilities now—strange powers we’re still getting used to. The mountains are a message from Aldrag the Wyrm-Father. Your life must be an open city, with all sorts of ways to wander in.
After that, the book will fade, the way all books fade in your mind. But I hope you will remember this:
A man walking fast down a dark lonely street. Quick steps and hard breathing, all wonder and need. A bell above a door and the tinkle it makes. A clerk and a ladder and warm golden light, and then: the right book exactly, at exactly the right time."
Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

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You will be the only you to ever live on this planet, so don’t be afraid to be yourself. Fuck what people think about you, take advantage of being unique. Stay true to who you really are and begin to take responsibility for yourself. At the end of the day, we are nothing but our own experiences and memories and the only dreams that matter are the ones you have when you’re awake. Be thankful for what you have and where you’re at. Some aren’t so fortunate, some people have real problems, so don’t stress, it always could be worse.

And this is real life. The way you can deal with those situations is by making decisions, and you either do or you don’t want to be involved with them. I know it’s way more complicated then that, but that’s the step you need to take. It’s the time spent contemplating which is the hardest. Perfection cannot be reached, because nothing’s perfect, but things can change, and so can people.

Time here is short. Fuck what you know, or think you know, and just be and give yourself some credit for the work you put in with your own two hands, but remember to never forget the people and things that have helped you along the way. Surround yourself with the people you love, and well, if they don’t love you, then they really aren’t your friends.

You only have one chance to live in this spec we call life, so stay the fuck in school, and say fucking no to drugs. Tomorrow, smile at a perfect stranger. Don’t forget how lucky we are to be alive, take advantage of every day. There is life in every breath you take, and there is hope with every move you make, and every single mistake you think you’ve made should make you feel alive. Remember there might not be a tomorrow.

Skies are blue and I’m alive. So all is well.

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John Cornelius O’Callaghan V (via john—o-callaghan)

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Milan Kundera, Identity

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Milan Kundera, Identity


lilyyevans:

for the girls the fairytales abandoned


" I wanted to … make [Rorschach] as like, ‘this is what Batman would be in the real world’. But I have forgotten that actually to a lot of comic fans, ‘smelling’, ‘not having a girlfriend’, these are actually kind of heroic! So Rorschach became the most popular character in Watchmen. I made him to be a bad example. But I have people come up to me in the street and saying: ‘I AM Rorschach. That is MY story’. And I’d be thinking: ‘Yeah, great. Could you just, like, keep away from me, never come anywhere near me again as long as I live?’"

Alan Moore (via class-snuggle)

Rorshach dies at the end of the novel it’s as ham fisted a way of explaining “THIS WAY OF LOOKING AT THE WORLD DOES NOT FUCKING WORK HOLY SHIT” as you could literally ever ask for

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" Read books. Care about things. Get excited. Try not to be too down on yourself. Enjoy the ever-present game of knowing."
Hank Green  (via ohhelloindigo)

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“The probability of separate worlds meeting is very small. The lure of it is immense. We send starships. We fall in love.”  
- Jeanette Winterson

beeinherbonnet:

“The probability of separate worlds meeting is very small. The lure of it is immense. We send starships. We fall in love.”  

- Jeanette Winterson