It is necessary to fall in love, if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway.Albert Camus (via faulknerandfieldnotes)
Train yourself to let go…
Of everything you fear to lose….
An Abundance of Katherines
“Everywhere man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passions, his mistakes and weaknesses.” - Democritus, quoted in “An Abundance of Katherines” by John Green.
‘I wish …’ [Lyra] said, and stopped. There was nothing that could be gained by wishing for it.Philip Pullman, Northern Lights, Last Chapter
We are all subject to the fates. But we must act as if we are not, or die of despair.Philip Pullman, Northern Lights, Chapter 18
“Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors where there were only walls.”
— Joseph Campbell (via karmaevolution)
Or maybe I will not. But that doesn’t really matter, you know! - the Universe
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There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.
John Cage, Silence
I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Ah there it is. I was thinking of this famous quote when I realised yesterday that there is only a folding stool in my room.