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Even more terrifying - Orwell is lauded as a genius for his work, Huxley is considered a drug addict.
The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
- J. W. von Goethe (via thewhimsyofthings)
Now that you’re an adult, you might still feel a pang of guilt when you decline a dinner invitation in favor of a good book. Or maybe you like to eat alone in restaurants and could do without the pitying looks from fellow diners. Or you’re told that you’re “in your head too much”, a phrase that’s often deployed against the quiet and cerebral. Or maybe there’s another word for such people: thinkers.
Susan Cain(via her0inchic)
People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.
- Neil Gaiman (via kari-shma)
There is an incredible loss. There is a profound grief. And there is, in the end, after a long time and more work than you ever thought possible, a time when it gets easier. There is, in the end, the letting go.
- Marya Hornbacher (via petitesfraises)
Airports see more sincere kisses than wedding halls. The walls of hospitals have heard more prayers than the walls of churches.
- Unknown (via unplesant)