to quote hamlet act III scene iii line 92, “no”
I know that the whole point—the only point—is to
find the things that matter, and hold on to them, and fight for them, and refuse to
let them go.
— Lauren Oliver, Delirium (via observando)
I went to the worst of bars hoping to get killed but all I could do was to get drunk again.
— Charles Bukowski (via man-of-prose)
[The] average daydream is about fourteen seconds long and [we] have about two thousand of them per day. In other words, we spend about half of our waking hours — one-third of our lives on earth — spinning fantasies.
— Jonathan Gottschall, “The Storytelling Animal” – the science of how we came to live and breathe stories. (via perfect)
You have to protect yourself from sadness. Sadness is very close to hate. Let me tell you this. This is the thing I learned. If you take in someone else’s poison – thinking you can cure them by sharing it – you will instead store it within you.
— Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient (via quotes-shape-us)