She was stirring her slow blood and making herself stronger by fighting with the wind.
— Frances Hodgson Burnett, “The Secret Garden”

I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.
— Steven Jay Gould

Once you have something that makes you feel alive, you need to pursue it with reckless abandon. Don’t let anyone stop you from being you.
— Mark Fischbach

One day, whether you are 14, 28 or 65, you will stumble upon someone who will start a fire in you that cannot die. However, the saddest, most awful truth you will ever come to find - is they are not always with whom we spend our lives.
Beau Taplin, Hunting Season

You don’t choose who you fall in love with, do you? And once you do fall in love—that obsessive sort of love, that all-consuming love, where two people can’t stand to be apart from each other for even a moment—how are you supposed to let a love like that pass you by?
— Jordan Belfort, The Wolf Of Wall Street (via purplebuddhaproject)

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
— Ansel Adams (via purplebuddhaproject)

Healing is a choice. It’s not an easy one because it takes work to turn around your habits. But keep making the choice and shifts will happen.
— Yehuda Berg (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

When I was young, I expected people to give me more than they could - continuous friendship, permanent emotion.
Now I have learned to expect less of them than they can give - a silent companionship. And their emotions, their friendship, and their noble gestures keep their full miraculous value in my eyes; wholly the fruit of grace.
— Albert Camus
(via purplebuddhaproject)


life hack: remember to compliment people on qualities other than their looks. remind them of their kindness, thoughtfulness, and intelligence. tell them about how powerful and capable they are.


I think the reason why the phrase “I’m not like most girls” annoys me so much is because women have been conditioned to feel like they have to disassociate themselves from the female gender to be recognised as an interesting human being and if that isn’t fucked up then I don’t know what is


Do not search for the answer.
It will find you in the perfect moment,
when your defences are down.
It knows where you live.
Befriend the question itself.
Fall into wonderful not-knowing.

Jeff Foster

(via loveservatory)


Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.
— Laini Taylor (via quotemadness)